It seems you’re using a browser that is a little past its time and our website might not be able to perform as it should.
If you’d like to have the best experience on WellingtonNZ.com, you can easily update your browser to get the most out of our website and many more for that matter.'
Ancient rainforest, camping, swimming, hiking and Rivendell ….welcome to the award-winning Kaitoke Regional Park!
Step out of your car and immerse yourself in the ancient rainforest of Kaitoke Regional Park. With its ideal location set amid the backdrop of ageless Rata and Rimu (some estimated to be over 1200 years old!) it’s no wonder it was chosen as the home of the elves in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Less than an hour from the Wellington CBD, Kaitoke Regional Park is a family friendly location, open to all abilities. It boasts walking, swimming, picnicking, mountain biking and kayaking amid an iconic landscape. From the experienced hiker to the day tripper there are activities to suit all ages including tracks that are completely accessible and buggy friendly.
Transport yourself to Middle Earth and picnic amongst the beauty of the ‘Rivendell’ film location from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Discover the Elvish Archway replica amid the home of the elves.
Extend your stay with a relaxed evening in our campground surrounded by beautiful, natural bush to explore all that the Park can offer.
Make the journey and discover why Kaitoke Regional Park has over 200,000 visits a year!
Discover a trail of Wild Things hidden in some of Wellington's most spectacular locations. Keep an eye out for Kaito at Kaitoke Park and take a photo with this Wild Thing for your chance to win prizes. Download the Wild Things map and start exploring!