Cattle Ridge Track

Cattle Ridge Track

along the Butcher track, Rimutaka Forest Park


1 Rankers Review

1 Face-to-Face

14 Hutt Valley

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Time: 1 hr 30 min one way

This track begins at the top of the Butcher Track in Rimutaka Forest Park and gives outstanding views of the Rimutaka Range and Orongorongo Valley.

The track begins only a few minutes walk beyond the carpark from Catchpool Valley at the top of the Butcher Track and climbs steeply north along Cattle Ridge.

Cattle Ridge Track continues to join the Orongorongo Track near Turere Stream which can be followed for 1.5 hours back to the carpark.

Getting there
Take the Coast Road to Catchpool Valley, 12 km south of Wainuiomata in the Hutt Valley and follow Butcher Track to Cattle Ridge Track.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionHutt Valley


  • Walking
  • Free

Operating Times

Entrance gates to Catchpool Valley are open summer 6am-8pm; winter 6am-6pm


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Nadine and Jan


Ranking: 8/10

Very steep at the end but altogether very adventurous and exciting.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago