Mount Mathews Track

Rimutaka Forest Park - Off Wainouiamata Coast Road
Eastbourne, Wellington
Starting from the Catchpool Stream in the Rimutaka Forest Park the return trip to Mount Matthews in the Orongaronga Valley, takes about 5 hours for a moderately fit person. It is very steep in places, but not difficult.

Mount Matthews is 941m high and has 2 summits, one slightly lower than the other.

Tom Fulton Comments: I think 5 hrs return is optimistic. Perhaps 5 hrs from the car park (Catchpole) is more realistic.

Duncan Watson (duncanw@inthelight.co.nz) Comments: Tom is right, it is about 5 hours one way from the catchpool carpark to the top of Mt Matthews, ie 10 hour return trip.

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