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Akatarawa Forest

Karapoti Road | Akatarawa, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
+64 4-830 4408
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Beautiful scenery

I have had a few tramping sessions here and I love this forest. It is absolutely green and you feel... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2016
Reza S
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Muscat, Oman
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Best picnic spot

Nothing like native bush and a stream for total relaxing on a sunny day ..... so Dec to April is... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2015
Rodney T
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Mar 25, 2016
“Beautiful scenery”
Mar 4, 2015
“Best picnic spot”
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Karapoti Road | Akatarawa, Wellington 5372, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 25, 2016

I have had a few tramping sessions here and I love this forest. It is absolutely green and you feel yourself totally submitted to the wild once you go deep into its heart. You don't need to do the tramps and can just go there...More

1  Thank Reza S
Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Nothing like native bush and a stream for total relaxing on a sunny day ..... so Dec to April is good Plenty of easy to park spots, many hidden away from prying eyes The bush is truly beautiful and reminds us what all the area...More

1  Thank Rodney T
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Good for day walks, mountain biking, motorcross and 4x4ing. It can become quite busy. There are lots of ways to get into the forest - from official signposted entryways too random entrances. Just be sure not to get lost :) It is a photogenic forest,...More

Thank kate_adams_1993
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Once you get a little deeper into the forest, you'll discover delights that aren't evident in your initial foray. The Maungakotukutuku Entrance has some fabulous walks with great views over Kapiti. Do look out for the motorcross bikes on Perhams Road

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