Swing bridge on Big Bend Track
Image: Laura Honey | DOC


The Big Bend Track follows the Ōrongorongo River and connects the Ōrongorongo Track with the Whakanui Track.

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min one way from Turere Bridge Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

The gate to Catchpool valley is open during summer daylight savings 6 am – 8 pm. In winter 6 am – 6 pm.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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