Access via Onoke farm closed during lambing 1 August to 30 November.
Deer, goats and pigs are present.
Recreational hunting is encouraged.
What to hunt:
The southern section of the park is well tracked, but there are few formed routes in other areas. Access is limited mostly to tracks that follow rivers into the park.
Mukamuka Stream – to Mt Matthews or Orongorongo Valley via South Saddle track: Permission required from Wharekauhau Station Manger, phone +64 27 677 6294.
Western Lake Rd – Waiorongomai Valley and Waiorongomai Hut: Walking access into the Remutaka Forest Park, via Waiorongomai Station, is by the goodwill of the Matthews family. Only hunters and anyone with dogs require permission from Mr C.G.Matthews, phone +64 6 307 7740.
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Dog access in Remutaka Forest Park provides more information and a map.
Dog control in Catchpool Valley and Turere catchment
The 'No dog' requirements of the Conservation Act are strictly enforced within the Turere Stream catchment. Recreational hunting by permit issued under the Conservation Act is allowed, but dogs are excluded.
Areas of Remutaka Forest Park requiring dogs to be kept on a lead at all times:
Area of Catchpool Valley where dogs may be exercised off a lead:
Area of Remutaka Forest Park closed to dogs:
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The 22,000 ha Remutaka Forest Park encompasses much of the Remutaka Range. Easily accessible from Wellington, the area is popular with trampers and hunters.