Sponsor a Kiwilogo Rimutaka Forest Park Trust

Welcome!

Rimutaka Forest Park is a magnificent area of mostly native forest in the hills east of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.

It encompasses the Rimutaka Ranges and the Orongorongo River, just north of the spectacular earthquake terraces and seal colony at the Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve.

The Park is characterised by steep, bush-clad hills and narrow fern-filled valleys cut by abundant freshwater streams and the beautiful Orongorongo River.

Throughout the park, there are many well-formed and signposted walking tracks appealing to bushwalkers and nature lovers of every age and state of fitness.

The park is easily accessed by road from Wellington or Lower Hutt. Simply take the hill road to Wainuiomata and follow all the signs to the Coast Road/ Rimutaka Forest Park and then turn left at the Catchpool Stream access road into the Park. (See Map)

The Rimutaka Forest Park Charitable Trust is committed to preserve and restore the natural and historic resources of the Rimutaka Forest Park valleys and environs... (More)

It has been active in bringing about many improvements to the Park and the Catchpool Stream picnic area and camping grounds. (Download our flyer here...)

Our "Restore the Dawn Chorus" project is now in its 13th year and our "Kiwi Project" has produced a large number of beautiful baby kiwi chicks!


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Tuis on Rata - an original painting by Jeanette Blackburn

"NZ Tui in Rata" - an original painting by Jeanette Blackburn. Reserve: $2,500

fuchsia excorticata (NZ tree fuchsia) flowers & buds

Right now, there's a stunning display of NZ Tree Fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) at the Catchpool Valley picnic area near the start of the Nature Trail in the Rimutaka Forest Park. Don't miss this opportunity to see these superb jewel-like flowers. So many irridescent colours! (Click for a larger image.) Photo credit: PC


Kiwi Spy

What's hidden down there in that deep, dark burrow? Here's a really good way to reveal all!

Read all about Alan Thompson's Kiwi Spy device here:

Alan Thompson's Kiwi Spy device (Mark II)

Sponsor a Trap

By sponsoring a trap for only $25 each you will not only Save Kiwi and other native birds, but also help with the:

For more information and to Sponsor a Trap, click here...

Why not join us?

New members are always welcome! We have many different and interesting roles to fill for keen volunteers. Learning opportunities abound and you'll enjoy the company of many great characters among our existing members! Perhaps you have some specialist skills that you'd like to contribute to assist us in attaining our long-term goals and objectives? If so, please complete the Membership Application Form here... and send it in to the Membership Secretary by mail or email. (For address details, click here...)


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