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Great walk for all ages

Good walk in nature, can be enjoyed at anytime in the year. There are places for camping or you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Orongorongo good easy walk

This walk is not quite wheelchair suitable but has developed well over recent years to make it easy... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Wainuiomata, New Zealand
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Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5373, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good walk in nature, can be enjoyed at anytime in the year. There are places for camping or you can walk further to huts to stay overnight. The suggested walking time seems to based on really slow walkers, as I've always completed the walks in...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This walk is not quite wheelchair suitable but has developed well over recent years to make it easy for children. Great bush and into excellent valley.

Thank trevormW9464FZ
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Parts of it haven't faired so well over winter so some well deserved maintenance is in order. Beautiful part of New Zealand and so close to wellington

Thank 391lucindaj
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Walked this area often and always enjoy it no matter what the conditions are, the motto be prepared, four seasons in one day., you have to take food and water. The bush as you walk the track is beautiful, different from any where else in...More

1  Thank denistar65
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have been doing this walk since I was a scout, has got easier over the years with track upgrades. Takes about 1.5 hours each way. Take a picnic with you to have when you reach the river.

Thank o j
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This track was a bit too much for me, it wasnt all that long after I had my second knee replacement surgery, and so some of the time I couldnt step up and climb onto the track all that well. It never used to be...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A good walk in the bush down to the river. Nicely maintained track meant it was an easy walk for a mix of people with various fitness levels. Great picnic spots at the river. Basic but ok loos there too.

Thank AliSin01
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We love going to this slightly out of the way bush walk as it's never overcrowded. Even on a hot day it's cool in the bush and the tracks are wide and well maintained. The river is cold and delicious. Well worth a day trip.

Thank KMBH01
Reviewed 22 January 2017

A nice stroll through native bush, along well graded and gravelled tracks, from the Catchpool carpark 2.4km to the Orongorongo River. All water courses along the way are bridged. The bush is not virgin ie it has been felled in early European times and has...More

1  Thank Kerploppus
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This well formed and maintained track takes you over to the Orongorongo river valley through mature forest. Not too demanding or if you have limited time.

Thank Max G
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