Beech trees overhanging Graces Stream
Image: Laura Honey | DOC
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.
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 (800 m past the Catchpool carpark).
Short section of gravel road and stream ford. This is a 45 minute drive from Wellington.
Walk along the Five Mile Loop Track for about 15 minutes to find the campsite.
Pay fees at the Catchpool Valley Campsite entrance or the Wellington Visitor Centre.
DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.