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From Upper Hutt centre to the top of Mt. Climie (by microwave transmitting tower seen on Upper Hutt's skyline). Run towards the Rimutakas and in Te Marua turn right past the only dairy up onto Plateau Road. At the end of this road is a reserve which provides foot and some wheeled access onto the Mt. Climie track. Wheeled access is by permit only and the times I've run it, I've never seen a vehicle. From the time you leave the reserve to the microwave mast took me around 50 minutes. Great views from the top by the mast. I could see Kapiti Island and parts of Titahi Bay. Further past the mast you can look into the Wairarapa too! You can either return via the same route or turn off down Tunnel Track which brings you out at Maymorn station in the Managaroa Valley. An option is to return to Upper Hutt either via the Managaroa Hill Road or Wallaceville Hill Road. Using Managaroa Hill Road on the return trip meant the running time for the whole trip was 3 hours 10 minutes. There are many shorter versions as well. From the plateau reserve there is a track called Tanes Track which I've yet to do but offers a different route up on the Mt. Climie road.