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Queen of the south coast

Heading up the Orongorongo River. Travel is often easiest in the riverbed. Photo: Peter Laurenson
Total Ascent
Car park to Mt Matthews turn-off, 2.5-4hr; Turn-off to Mt Matthews Summit, 2-3hr
From Coast Road, 12km south of Wainuiomata, take the side road up Catchpool Stream to the car park
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Mt Matthews, Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington The Rimutaka Range is the most accessible high country on offer to Wellingtonians and, while it might not be the loftiest, the range has...

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