The Nature Trail is an alternative to the road from the Nga Taonga Trail. It starts by the ford and ends at the Mid Valley picnic area.
Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley.
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 6:00 pm (8:00 pm during daylight saving) and reopen at 8:00 am.
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