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.
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.