Catchpool Conference/Visitor Centre
Image: Robert Ashe | DOC


Hire the Catchpool Centre for functions, conferences and family events and enjoy the tranquil and private grounds only 15 minutes drive from Wainuiomata.

Inside Catchpool Conference/Visitor Centre
Image: Robert Ashe | DOC

The venue can hold up to 50 people and is ideal for corporate and social functions, education and community groups, weddings and family reunions. There is no cellphone reception in the Valley.


  • Two meeting rooms
  • Wood burner
  • Projector and whiteboards
  • BBQ
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Tables and chairs
  • Large lawn area – suitable for a marquee

The Catchpool Centre does not have:

  • DOC staff onsite
  • an internet connection
  • public transport options
  • catering options – you need to supply all food and drink.

Getting there

Catchpool Valley is 12 km south of Wainuiomata.

Follow the Coast Road for 12 km, then turn left into the Remutaka Forest Park entrance. The Catchpool Centre is 400 m further down the Catchpool Valley Road on your left.

Know before you go

The access gate to the Catchpool Valley closes at 6 pm in winter and 8 pm in summer. If you have booked the centre and are going to stay outside of these hours you will need to collect a gate remote from the Nelson Visitor Centre.

Fees and bookings

Bookings are not currently open for the 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 season. 

Check back here regularly for updates. A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be given.

Prices are inclusive of cleaning fee.

  • Morning 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: $100
  • Afternoon 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm: $100
  • Evening 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm: $120
  • All day 8:30 am – 11:30 pm: $260

Book Catchpool Centre online.

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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