A stiff climb brings magnificent views of Wellington Harbour.
Kanuka on Butcher Track
Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley. Butcher Track begins about 10 minutes along the Orongorongo Track.
Catchpool Valley is the most popular entrance to Rimutaka Forest Park. It includes Orongorongo Valley and its booked huts.
In the Rimutaka Forest Park you can enjoy some of Wellington's finest mountain biking, not to mention the native birdlife and walking tracks.
The Catchpool Valley park gates close at 6pm (8pm during daylight saving) and reopen at 8.00 am.
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