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Coast Road | Catchpool Valley & Orongrongo Valley | Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington 5373, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7770
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Orongorongo Track is a popular walking ttrack in the Wellington region and the most popular entrance to the Remutaka Forest Park. It's a fairly flat 5km walk through the Catchpool Valley to the Orongorongo River and there are a number of other tracks in...More

Thank Henare H
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning track in the bush near to Wellington and we found, a great place to try your first overnight stay in a DOC hut. Some of the earliest tramping in New Zealand occurred at Orongorongo, although I the current track is a...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you're in the area the Orongorongo track is worth a walk. It's got a small semi-steep start, but overall a very easy walk. Betweeen 1 hour and 1.5 hours for the average walker. I would reccomend taking a picnic and enjoying it by the...More

Thank kate_adams_1993
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The track is quite easy to cover for any person with average fitness. Most of the track is through the forest but avoid going on a rainy day as you can not really enjoy being around the river and there is the danger of flooding....More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This short walk takes about 1.5 hours each way. It's a good challenge for beginners or those with young children. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at the river before turning back. Dogs are welcome on a lead. There is a lot of variety with trees,...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 6 December 2015

An easy drive from Hutt, it seems not many people know about this place. Stunningly beautiful, the track is well graded, for most of the way up, but easy going (with a steep down section at the river). It meanders for much of the time...More

Thank mousey84
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Orongorongo track is reasonably slowly climbing track which is good for the majority of walkers. There are some tougher sections to get your heart working and calfs tingling. The track descends fairly steeply at the end to the Orongorongo river. The path is well...More

Reviewed 25 February 2015

This is the main track which feeds a lot of other trails in the Rimutaka Forest Park. It's relatively easy, not too steep and has a variety of forest in the walk into the Orongorongo River. It's about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to walk...More

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29 December 2017|
Response from kate_adams_1993 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, car park gets locked each night and as long as there’s nothing in the car you should be fine.