Catchpool Valley sliding road beam

Catchpool Valley and Orongorongo Valley lie in the Rimutaka Forest Park and are very popular with day and overnight camping visitors. The area is a nature reserve and designated kiwi habitat, and the Department of Conservation needs to maintain strict night-time controls over access. For that they installed a Sliding Road Beam, which is closed from 6.00pm to 6.00am nightly and activated by remote control.