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Tawa Grove is a bush track specially designed to be an easy walk suitable for all abilities.

Track overview


Walking and tramping

30 min Easiest: Easy access short walk

Seasonal restrictions

The entrance gate to Catchpool valley is open summer 6 am–8 pm; winter 6 am–6 pm.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


Logging winch, Tawa Grove. Photo: Jeremy Rolfe.
Logging winch

The track goes through exotic and native bush and passes an old logging winch.

Getting there

Catchpool valley is 12 km south of Wainuiomata. Follow the Coast Road for 10 km to the Rimutaka Forest Park entrance, then follow the Catchpool valley road for 2 km to the car park and information area. If the water is flowing over the ford on the road, park before the ford and use the Nga Taonga Nature Walk to reach the car park.

From the car park either cross the lawn area to the start of the track or walk down the road to the chained off bollard entrance.


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