Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington Day Walks

Rimutaka Forest Park: The Whakanui Track to Catchpool Walk

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This is my favourite walk in the Rimutaka Forest Park, the scenery and walking tracks are superb. Starting in Wainuiomata, The Whakanui Track traverses the McKerrow ridge to the Orongorongo River. The track offers stunning views of the Rimutaka Range, Wellington Harbour and surrounding areas. From the river the track heads down stream on the […]

Tauherenikau Valley Walk, Tararua Forest Park, Wellington Day Walks

Tauherenikau Valley Walk: Tararua Forest Park: Wellington Day Walks

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The Tauherenikau Valley is one of the classic valley trips in the Tararau Forest Park. There are a number of ways to experience this beautiful, peaceful valley with overnight tramps the most popular. For the fit tramper this can be done as a day trip, which I will share with you. Starting from the Waiohine […]

The Orongorongo Track, Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington Day Walks

Cattle Ridge Walk: Rimutaka Forest Park: Wellington Day Walks

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Wonderful views and stunning scenery await you on this delightful trail. Looking for another place to walk in Wellington? Well check-out the Cattle Ridge walk in the Rimutaka Forest Park. Just a 45 minute drive from the city. This trek offers great views of the Wellington Harbour and Rimutaka Range. The Kaikoura’s to the south can […]

The Orongorongo Track: Rimutaka Forest Park: Wellington Day Walks

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Stunning bush scenery is in abundance on this beautiful trail. Surrounded by native trees and plants this incredible walk is just 45 minutes from Wellington City.  The Orongorongo Track is Wellington’s great one day walk. DOC (The Department of Conservation) has done a great job building and maintaining this track. In hiking terms this track […]

Field Hut, Tararua Forest Park, Wellington Day Walks

Field Hut: Tararua Forest Park, Wellington Day Walks

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Historic Field Hut makes for a great day trip. Located on the western side of the Tararua Forest Park and accessed from the Kapiti region. Field Hut was built in 1924 by the Tararua Tramping Club and is the oldest recreational hut in the Tararua Ranges. The hut’s on the famous Southern Crossing route from […]

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Climbing Mt Holdsworth is one of the Tararua’s Finest Day Walks

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Majestic views await you on this challenging day walk, with stunning 360 degree views, including the highest peaks in the Tararua Forest Park.  Mt Holdsworth is definitely one of the hiking gems of the Tararua Forest Park. This challenging day walk can be climbed from a number of different routes, the most popular is via […]

Bridges of the Atiwhakatu Valley

Visit the Atiwhakatu Valley in Mt Holdsworth

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The Atiwhakatu Valley is one of the most scenic walks in the Tararua Forest Park. Located in the Mt Holdsworth area near Masterton…Holdsworth is a particular favourite of mine, offering great day walks and multi day walks for the keen tramper. The trek up the valley to the Atiwhakatu Hut is an easy walk and […]