Kaitoke Regional Park

Kaitoke Regional Park

Famous as the filming location of LOTR’s Rivendell, Kaitoke Regional Park also offers camping, access to the powerful Pākuratahi River, and a number of forested hiking trails. Camping is available for both campervans and tents, with payment on arrival, and it is possible in dry weather to park up right against the river.

For LOTR film buffs, there is an Elven archway in the forest, as well as many information boards describing the filming process. Walking tracks include the River Walk, which of course follows the path of the river, and bush walks accessed via a swing bridge which takes you to the far side of the river.

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