Access to the Cattle Ridge road and Mid Slope road is now available during normal park opening hours.
Opening hours: 8am - 8pm daily
Tracks marked in yellow are open for horse and mountain bike riding.
Catchpool valley is 12 km south of Wainuiomata. Follow the Coast Road for 10 km to the Remutaka Forest Park entrance, then follow the Catchpool valley road for 2 km to the car park and information area.
If the water is flowing over the ford on the road, park before the ford and use the Nga Taonga Nature Walk to reach the car park.
The gate to Catchpool valley is open during summer daylight savings 6 am – 8 pm. In winter 6 am – 6 pm.
Check the weather forecast – the weather in the Remutaka Forest Park can change rapidly.
The Ōrongorongo River rises quickly and can take several days to drop to a level that is safe to cross.
Before you go into the Ōrongorongo valley, advise someone:
This pleasant and easy walk begins below the car park area, just beyond the bridge across Catchpool Stream. It leads upstream through a nikau grove and mature podocarp/broadleaf forest to another bridge and the Ōrongorongo Track.
Hire the Catchpool Centre for functions, conferences and family events and enjoy the tranquil and private grounds only 15 minutes drive from Wainuiomata.