Nature Trail

Track category

Walking track


20 min one way


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.

Getting there

Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley.

Plan and prepare

The Catchpool Valley park gates close at 6:00 pm (8:00 pm 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
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