Coast Road Cabin

Image: Robert Ash | DOC


This is a fully equipped, 3-bedroom house which sleeps up to 13 – ideal for a family getaway.


Situated right at the entrance to the popular Catchpool Valley, on the Coast Road, the house over looks farmland and bush and is adjacent to the Catchpool caretaker’s quarters, office and workshop.

It is approximately 10 minutes drive from the start of the Catchpool and Orongorongo Valley walking and tramping tracks.

Accommodation overview


  • Vehicle


  • Sole


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Heating - electric
  • Kitchen - fully equipped
  • Lighting
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilet - flush


  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • 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.

About this lodge


Hire the conference centre for functions during your stay.

  • Sleeps up to 13 in 3 bedrooms plus sofa bed in lounge
    • bedroom 1: 2 bunks (sleeps 4)
    • bedroom 2: 1 double bed with single bunk above, 1 single bed (sleeps 4)
    • bedroom 3: 1 double bed with single bunk above (sleeps 3)
    • lounge: 1 double sofa bed (sleeps 2)
  • Mattresses and pillows supplied
  • Electric lighting
  • Fully equipped kitchen – electric stove/oven, full size fridge/freezer
  • Microwave, kettle, toaster
  • Pots, pans cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • Infinity gas hot water
  • Bathroom – with bath and handbasin
  • Separate hot shower
  • Flush toilet
  • Heat pump in dining/lounge area
  • Double laundry tub (no washing machine or dryer)
  • Bike storage (bring own cables/locks)
  • Parking
  • Sunny deck
  • Grassed areas
  • Cleaning materials, toilet paper supplied

What to bring

  • Bedding and linen is not supplied – bring your own sheets, pillow cases, blankets, sleeping bags, towels and tea towels.
  • If storing bikes, bring your own cables or bike locks.

Getting there

Catchpool valley is 12 km south of Wainuiomata. Follow the Coast Road for 10 km - the cabin is 20 m before the Remutaka Forest Park entrance.


Sole occupancy for entire cabin: $200 per night for up to 13 persons.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings will open on Thursday 25 June 2020, for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

You'll need an account on our new booking system to make a booking. Create an account from Tuesday 23 June 2020, when our new booking system will be available.

Book Coast Road Cabin online or contact Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre.

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 10 days before the original occupancy date and within 48 hours of making the booking, otherwise a cancellation fee applies.
  • Transfers are not able to be made less than or equal to 2 days before the first night of stay.

Know before you go

  • No additional camping is allowed in the proximity of the lodge. Camping is available at Catchpool Campground approximately 2.5 km/10 mins drive away
  • Access to accommodation is by a keypad lock. Phone the Wellington Visitor Centre to get the latest door code 7 days prior to your arrival
  • There is no mobile reception or phone at the cabin – some mobile reception on Coast Road.
  • A 24 hour emergency phone is located at the education centre, 5 minutes’ drive away
  • Fires not permitted at any time
  • Dogs are not allowed inside any DOC hut or lodge
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times as there are kiwi in the park - dog access in Remutaka Forest Park has more information
  • Leave the house clean and tidy (cleaning materials are provided)
  • Take all your rubbish/recycling with you
  • Check out time is 12 pm, check in time is 2 pm
  • Smoking is not allowed the house. Dispose of cigarette butts safely if smoking outside


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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