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Explore rata, rimu and Rivendell in Kaitoke park

The Kaitoke Regional Park swingbridge

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
You don’t need to book – just turn up to a free, guided walk on Saturday 26 January at Kaitoke Regional Park, home of Rivendell, a rainforest, and a host of engineering marvels.

‘Explore Kaitoke Regional Park’ promises to be a fascinating experience for participants, says the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Kaitoke Ranger, Steve Edwards, who’ll be leading the walk.

“We’ll begin the walk by taking you to the newly revamped Rivendell site where scenes from the Lord of the Rings were filmed. Then we’ll explore the park’s magnificent rainforest, with towering rata, rimu and tawa. I’ll also talk about how heavy rainfall and the filtering effect of the forest is helping to provide the region with top-quality water, and you’ll get to see some of the park’s water supply structures,” says Steve.

The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, and is doggy, buggy and wheelchair-friendly (people in wheelchairs will need help from a friend for some of the steeper slopes).

Saturday 26 January, 10am-11.15am
Kaitoke Regional Park, Waterworks Rd entrance
All welcome! Follow SH2 north of Upper Hutt. Meet at Pakuratahi Forks carpark.

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1 comment:

  1. Lan, 21. January 2013, 19:58

    I do not have a car. How I can get the the park from Wellington city? Thanks.
    Lan: There’s no public transport to Kaitoke Regional Park. The Regional Council’s only suggestion is that you check their carpooling website, in case anyone is offering a ride on Saturday – http://www.letscarpool.govt.nz