View of ocean from Mt Matthews
Image: Hannah Hendriks | Creative Commons


Fit trampers can climb the tallest peak in the Remutaka range (941m) and the nearest to Wellington.

Walking and tramping

10 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

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

All year (from 15 December 2020), bookings are required for half the campsite, the remainder of the campsite is first come, first served.

Dog access

No dogs


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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