Catchpool Conference/Visitor Centre
Image: Robert Ashe | DOC


Hire the Catchpool Centre for functions, conferences and family events and enjoy the tranquil and private grounds only 15 minutes drive from Wainuiomata.

Inside Catchpool Conference/Visitor Centre
Image: Robert Ashe | DOC

The venue can hold up to 50 people and is ideal for corporate and social functions, education and community groups, weddings and family reunions. There is no cellphone reception in the Valley.


  • Two meeting rooms
  • Wood burner
  • Projector and whiteboards
  • BBQ
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Tables and chairs
  • Large lawn area – suitable for a marquee

The Catchpool Centre does not have:

  • DOC staff onsite
  • an internet connection
  • public transport options
  • catering options – you need to supply all food and drink.

Getting there

Catchpool Valley is 12 km south of Wainuiomata.

Follow the Coast Road for 12 km, then turn left into the Remutaka Forest Park entrance. The Catchpool Centre is 400 m further down the Catchpool Valley Road on your left.

Know before you go

The access gate to the Catchpool Valley closes at 6 pm in winter and 8 pm in summer. If you have booked the centre and are going to stay outside of these hours you will need to collect a gate remote from the Kapiti Wellington Office.

Fees and bookings

DOC Customer Service Centre
Phone 0800 275 362
Address DOC offices

Prices are inclusive of cleaning fee.

  • Morning 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: $100
  • Afternoon 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm: $100
  • Evening 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm: $120
  • All day 8:30 am – 11:30 pm: $260

Book Catchpool Centre online.

Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Hours See visitor centre hours
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