Rimutaka Trig Track - Pakuratahi Forest

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  • Published Date Thu 01 Aug 2002
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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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