Girdlestone's 1911 plan of routes across the Remutaka Ranges

This map drawn by Hubert Girdlestone in 1911, shows the routes from Wellington to the Wairarapa across the Remutaka Ranges. In 1914 Girdlestone recut the original Five Mile Track put in by J D Climie in the 1880s, extending the track to the Orongorongo River.


In the 1980s a new track was constructed by the Forest Service - what we know today as the Orongorongo Track.


Source: Remutaka Forest Park Education Resource

Plan of routes from Wellington to Wairarapa across the Rimutaka Ranges and around the coast
Girdlestone, Hubert Earle, 1879-1918. [Girdlestone, Hubert Earle, 1879-1918] :Plan of routes from Wellington to Wairarapa across the Rimutaka Ranges and around the coast [ms map]. [ca.1911].. Girdlestone, Hubert Earle, 1879-1918 : Map collection. Ref: MapColl-832.4cbum/[ca.1911]/Acc.46382. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23201082

See the full detail of the map on the National Library website.

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