Trampers walking through Rimutaka Forest Park
Image: Laura Honey | DOC
Note: In 2017 the park and range names were officially changed from Rimutaka to Remutaka.
Catchpool Valley, 30 km from Wellington, is the most popular entrance to Remutaka Forest Park.
There are also entry points along the Western Lake Road in the Wairarapa - at Cross Creek (the start of the Rimutaka Rail Trail), Waiorongamai Track, Battery Stream/Papatahi Crossing and Ocean Beach.
The long-standing requirement to keep dogs on a lead in the Catchpool Valley will be enforced to protect North Island brown kiwi released into the park by the Remutaka Forest Park Trust.
Dog access in Remutaka Forest Park has more information and a map.