• Mr and Mrs Walking with Kids

Pakuratahi River Walk - Kaitoke Regional Park

Updated: Mar 6

‎Saturday, ‎24 ‎February ‎2018

Location: Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt


This is a beautiful (and easy) bushwalk from the campground at Kaitoke Regional Park up to Rivendell. We did this walk during the Just So Festival (hence our two little Kakapo's in the photos), it was run as a guided walk lead by a DOC (Department of Conservation) worker. He did an amazing job, sharing stories of their conservation efforts, demonstrating how rat traps work and pointing out interesting facts about the native plants we passed.

It's a lovely easy walk for all age groups.


Age of our Kids: Miss 4 & Master 6

Buggy Friendly: No (it has stairs)

Walking Time: 40 Minutes Return

Length: 1.1km

Difficulty: Easy

Type of Track: Single Track

Amenities: There are toilets at the Rivendell carpark and at the main Kaitoke camping area (which also has BBQ's)

Dogs: Yes (on lead)


Kids Rating (0-10)

  • Overall Fun Factor: 9/10

  • Legendary Factor (I've told all my friends about it): 7/10

  • Repeatability Factor (Can we please do it again): 6/10

  • Exhaustion Factor: 2/10