Butcher Track

Track category

Tramping track


2 hr round trip


A stiff climb brings magnificent views of Wellington Harbour.

Getting there

Kanuka on Butcher Track. Photo: Jeremy Rolfe.
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.

Plan and prepare

The Catchpool Valley park gates close at 6pm (8pm during daylight saving) and reopen at 8.00 am.


Find out more


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Wellington/Kapiti places


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