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The Big Bend Track begins at Turere Bridge and follows the Orongorongo River to Whakanui Creek.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min one way end of Turere Bridge Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

Entrance gates to Catchpool Valley are open summer 6am-8pm; winter 6am-6pm

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


The Big Bend Track starts at Turere Bridge and follows along the true right of the Orongorongo River. It connects the Orongorongo Track from the Catchpool carpark, with the Whakanui Track from Hine Road, in Wainuiomata.

Getting there

To reach the Catchpool carpark, take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley.


Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 Manners Street
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