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Introduction

This walking track links up with two popular tracks within Catchpool Valley.

Track overview

3.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Seasonal restrictions

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

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track

Description

A greenhood orchid (Pterostylis graminea) on the Middle Ridge Track. Photo: Jeremy Rolfe.
A greenhood orchid on the
Middle Ridge Track

This track links up with the Clay Ridge and Five Mile Loop Tracks. It has steep sections that can be slippery when wet.

Middle Ridge Track follows the ridge between Graces Stream and Catchpool Stream. The vegetation consists of more drought-tolerant plants (such as manuka) because of the drier aspect and shallower soils. The track gives good views of the Catchpool Valley. 

Getting there

Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley. The track begins on the left 1 minute along the Catchpool Loop Track from the carpark.

Contacts

Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
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