Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

30 min






Single track

Walking difficulty

Easy: Walking track


170m climb

170m descent

725m highest point


Yes (on lead)

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About the trail

Te Ara Tirohanga (formerly Remutaka Trig Track) starts near the summit of Remutaka Hill Road on the Upper Hutt side. Starting at 555 metres, it climbs to the northern crest of the Remutaka range at 725 metres.

It zigzags upwards on an exposed slope through regenerating native trees, shrubs, sub-alpine grasses, and lichen. The more you climb the ascending pathway, the better the view.

On a clear day, when you reach the trig, you’ll have superb views of southern Wairarapa. Including Lake Wairarapa, the Aorangi Range, and Pākuratahi Forest.

  • You can access the Te Ara Tirohanga car park from State Highway 2 on the Upper Hutt side of Remutaka Hill.
  • The car park is about 300 metres from the summit and is signposted.