Bookings not required - first come, first served
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.
Pay fees at the Catchpool Valley Campsite entrance or the Wellington Visitor Centre.
DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.
South of Wainuiomata follow the Coast Rd for 10 km to the main Remutaka Forest Park entrance. Drive 2.5 km to the top car park (800 m past the Catchpool car park). In heavy rain you may need to cross a concreted stream ford.
From the top car park, the campsite is a 15 min walk along the Five Mile Track.
This is a 45 minute drive from Wellington.
Walk along the Five Mile Loop Track for about 15 minutes to find the campsite.