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Kaitoke Regional Park

Kaitoke Regional Park | Waterworks Road Entrance, New Zealand
+64 4-570 6666
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Kaitoke Regional Park | Waterworks Road Entrance, New Zealand
+64 4-570 6666

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 & the hills. Simply Beautiful! So many spots for picnics & outdoor...More

Thank Stacey U
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our friend Lynda took us on a day trip from Upper Hutt to show us both the amazing forest of the Kaitoke Regional Park and the remaining elements of the Lord of the Rings set for Rivendell. The loop from the carpark takes you across...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit if you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings. The setting for filming the scenes of Rivendell complete with markers explaining the spots that were used. Beautiful scenery that takes you right back to the movies.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Most tourists will make the 45 minute trek out to Kaitoke Regional Park for Rivendell, and perhaps come away disappointed at how little of the film magic remains. Top marks to the locals who erected the Elvish arch so you can go home with some...More

Thank LucyKate
Reviewed 22 March 2017

There are a lot of nice hikes in this park. Most of them are wooded, by the river or both. If you are going for the Lord of the Rings Rivendell spot the sets for the Elven scenes are not there, although there are drawings...More

Thank bletournea
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Actually, there is a well done monument to the filming of lotr. The day before, while on Mount Victoria in Wellington I heard someone complain that Rivendell (you did know that was mostly filmed here right?) Was just a couple of trees... well, I can...More

1  Thank Duncan P
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Loved the gorgeous scenery in this park. Visited the area which was the actual film location for Rivendell in Lord of the Rings. A wonderful experience!

1  Thank Ron F
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

a sunny spring day we decided to go for a wAlk in the park by the river. Lots of people took the opportunity too. Decided to take a look at the Rivendell gate that's been installed for awhile now there was a tour group there...More

Thank lynn d
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with some great walks. It also has bbq area and camping site. Riverdell part of this park area was used in the movie set "Lord of the rings", most of it has been removed from the park, but information about the filming is...More

Thank HanneTheresia
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

It's a nice drive into the park. Park in the car park and the old swing bridge is off to your right. Cross it and wander amongst typical New Zealand native bush. Learn about the ecosystem and study some true tall giants of the forest....More

1  Thank Shane H
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Kristen S
I would like to know if I can rent a tent or buy one cheaply. I am staying at the Travelodge Wellington hotel and my husband and I are driving out to Kaitoke Regional Park and planning on camping out for a night.
30 July 2016|
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