We’ve visited Kaitoke Regional Park a couple of times since being in New Zealand. It’s a 15 minute drive from my parents house and is located in a stunning valley with the Hutt and Pakuratahi Rivers running through the meandering hills.
The park contains nearly 2500 hectares of mature native forest. Imogen loves exploring the New Zealand bush and dipping her toes in the cool river where we saw several eels bathing. We have picnic lunches in the clearings surrounded by native bush and hills.
I’ve really enjoyed hearing the New Zealand native birds again. One of my favourites is the Tui who has a beautiful melody and feeds mainly on nectar from flowers of native plants. Here you can listen to the incredible song of the Tui.
Due to it’s picturesque beauty this was one of the locations for the filming of the Lords of The Rings Trilogy. The Kaitoke Regional Park was home to Rivendell and the Fords of Isen.
If you’re in New Zealand the Kaitoke Regional Park is somewhere that’s really worth exploring.
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