Department of Conservation Catchpool Valley DOC Campsite New Zealand

Catchpool Valley DOC Campsite

Department of Conservation Catchpool Valley DOC Campsite in the Orongorongo Valley and Remutaka Forest Park near Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Department of Conservation campsites are popular with Kiwis and can be crowded in peak seasons. Some require booking but most are first-come-first-served, which means get there early or have alternatives ready. Probably the cheapest accommodation to be found, they are perfect for campervans or those traveling on a budget with a car and tent. Prices and details can change, use the links below for the latest information and any current alerts in the area.

Fees & Booking

$13

Adult price un-powered site.

$6.50

Child price un-powered site.

Standard fees for a DOC Scenic Campsite are shown below, however some campgrounds may differ. Use the links to find up-to-date pricing.

Powered Sites (where available)

Adult (18+ years): $16 per night
Child (5 – 17 years): $8 per night
Infant (0 – 4 years): free

Un-powered Sites

Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
Child (5 – 17 years): $6.50 per night
Infant (0 – 4 years): free

Contact and Location Details

The contact details are for the nearest DOC office that might be far away from the actual location. Usually you do not need to contact DOC unless you require specific information or need to report something. The actual location can be found on the map or by using the GPS coordinates if provided. Note that I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible with the GPS coordinates, however use at your own risk.

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre,
18 - 32 Manners Street,
Wellington 6011.

+64 4 384 7770

   -41.35195, 174.92309

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. This is a 45 minute drive from Wellington city.

Access

This campsite can be accessed by:

  • Foot
  • Mountain Bike
  • Car
  • 4WD
  • Campervan
  • Caravan
  • Boat

Accommodation

This is a DOC Scenic Campsite. They have toilets, water supply (tap, stream, or lake) and vehicle or boat access. Wood BBQs and fireplaces, cold showers, picnic tables, a cooking shelter and rubbish bins may be provided.

150 non-powered sites.

Facilities

Open fires are not permitted unless specified and may have restrictions.

  • Dump Station
  • Tap Water
  • Stream Water
  • NO WATER
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Non-flushing Toilet
  • Hot Showers
  • Cold Showers
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Cooking Shelter
  • Barbecue Area
  • Campfires Permitted
  • Boat Ramp
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Facilities for Disabled
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