Big Bend Track

Track category

Great Walk/Easier tramping track


1 hr 30 min one way


The Big Bend Track follows along the true right of the Orongorongo River and links with the Orongorongo and Whakanui Tracks.

Getting there

Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley to access Big Bend Track from the Orongorongo Track. Or you can access the track from the Whakanui Track which begins at Hine Road in Wainuiomata.


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