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. See fire rules on conservation land.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Bookings are required all year.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
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.