Catchpool Valley campsite

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons


This is a scenic campsite in the Wellington region. Camp beside Catchpool Stream close to walks in the Orongorongo Valley.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • BBQ
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Phone
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible
150 non-powered/tent sites


  • Picnicking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

The entrance gate to Catchpool valley is open during summer daylight saving 6 am–8 pm; winter 6 am–6 pm.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Getting there

South of Wainuiomata follow the Coast Rd for 10 km to the main Remutaka Forest Park entrance. Drive 2.5 km to the top carpark.

This is a 45 minute drive from Wellington city.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1760876, N5420387
Latitude: -41.35195763, Longitude: 174.9230983


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Fees can be paid by EFTPOS when the Campsite Caretaker is onsite.


The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

  • There is no mobile phone reception, but a 24 hr emergency phone is available at the Catchpool Centre. 
  • Fires not permitted at any time.
  • Motorised quad bikes and motorcycles not permitted at any time.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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