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Kaitoke Regional Park

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Came for the Lord of the Rings location, stayed for the beauty

As the title says, we came to see Rivendell. We were impressed with the information available... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim A
A place away from home.

This is a super cool place to go out for the day or for a few hours to go and just relax and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Trentham, New Zealand
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  • Average8%
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“swing bridge”(3 reviews)
“movie set”(2 reviews)
“lovely walk”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the title says, we came to see Rivendell. We were impressed with the information available around the filming location. It was also pretty easy to locate once in the right car park. There were lots of different car parks and locations so I would...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super cool place to go out for the day or for a few hours to go and just relax and enjoy the nature. Thank you nature so much for your beauty. :)

Thank thehub496
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome views beautiful place. Nice area to go for a bushwalk. I would recommended visiting this place

Thank Cola M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to get out and about with the dogs. Lots of great tracks, well marked out, and beautiful bush!

Thank 627graemed
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Was a bit disappointed there is no little LOTR left as think this would be a great attraction but still a beautiful area with great walks

Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Kaitoke Regional Park is a magnificent area providing a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation whether you are hiking, picnicking, swimming, kayaking, geocaching, camping, LOTRing or just taking a scenic drive. Beautiful bush, great tracks and amenities.

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Always enjoy walking through bush with all the sights and smells.Short 15 minute walk to the dam and dog friendly.We will go further next time.

Thank alan h
Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you make the trip from Wellington to see Lord of the Rings, be clear that there is very little to see of LOTR. There is a replica arch in the trees but nothing else of the movie set. The park has some easy walks...More

Thank Familyof4_2Boys2014
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is an excellent place to go with Family, Friends, anyone. My family and I have been going to Kaitoke Regional Park for over 15 years and this year I started taking my Grandson. The facilities are kept clean and tidy, the Ranger is always...More

Thank W7824FSmicheleb
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Lovely camping grounds, lots of wonderful walks, easy walks and longer more difficult walks for the fit & experienced. The Hobbit area is a great place to take visitors to the area. The facilities are well serviced and clean, a great asset to the Upper...More

Thank Kathleen E
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