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  • Title Rimutaka Trig Track - Pakuratahi Forest
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    Date published 1 August 2002
    GWRC Publication No WRC/REC-G-02/30
    Abstract The Rimutaka Trig Track is a 45 minute (return) walk, from near the
    summit of Rimutaka Hill on State Highway 2 (around 555 metres above
    sea level) to Rimutaka Trig (725m) on the crest of the Rimutaka Range.
    On a clear day you gain superb views of southern Wairarapa, including
    Lake Wairarapa and the Aorangi Mountains extending south-east to Cape

    The track starts 200 metres below the summit of the Rimutaka Hill Road
    (SH 2), on the Upper Hutt side of the range. There is a small carpark
    beside the wooden steps at the sign-posted start of the track. A larger
    carpark, toilets and refreshments, are at the Summit Tearooms. Travelling
    time is about 45 minutes from either Wellington or Masterton.

    The Rimutaka Trig Track is a well-graded series of zig-zags. The track
    surface is rocky in places and strong shoes, or sneakers, are advised.
    This part of the Rimutaka Range is particularly windy especially when the
    crest of the range is reached), so wear a wind-proof jacket. Take your
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