Hidden away in the Hutt Valley, Tane’s Track is a leisurely, one-hour walking route, winding from the Tunnel Gully carpark through native bush to Mount Climie and back.
Begin your walk from the lower picnic area, then take the left-hand branch through rimu, mātai, kahikatea and tawa forest. Cross the road that once formed the Remutaka railway line, and climb through black beech forest up to Collins stream and a picturesque waterfall. Shortly after starting back towards the carpark, you’ll cross the Mount Climie access road and a grove of eucalyptus trees. This was once the campsite for the workers who built the Mangaroa Railway Tunnel.
Tane’s Track is 2.3km long, dog-friendly, and well protected from the southerly.