If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, Rivendell is filmed here! Great place to see. However the highlight of the national park was the drawstring bridge that over looks the river... read more
Step out of your car and immerse yourself in the ancient rainforest of...
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.