GWRC: Upper Hutt’s Cannon Point walkway open to the public

People looking to walk Upper Hutt’s Cannon Point Walkway can now do so following the re-opening to the public of its zig zag access section following its closure in December last year.

Land owner Martin (right) and GW Park Ranger Thane pictured at the top of the walkway.

“We’re really glad it’s once again open the public, it gives yet another beautiful option for keen walkers, runners and cyclists and one more reason to get out among our lovely regional parks and forests,” says Greater Wellington Regional Council Principal Ranger (Eastern), Jimmy Young.

One of Upper Hutt’s most popular bush tracks, the 10 km long Cannon Point Walkway is a moderately demanding walk on a well formed track in the hills to the west of Upper Hutt which passes through private land and Greater Wellington’s Akatarawa forest. Highlights include native bush and the historic Birchville Reservoir. The track starts from the Upper Hutt City Council managed Tulsa Park and heads up the hill via the zig zag to the trig, where there are stunning views of Upper Hutt.

This is part of a media release from Greater Wellington Regional Council. To read the full release, go to

Explore Upper Hutt

Explore Upper Hutt walkways with over 80 attractive parks and gardens with majestic trees, and picnic and play areas throughout the city.

The boundaries of Upper Hutt extend from Silverstream Bridge in the south-west to the summits of the Remutaka Range in the east and Akatarawa Range in the north.

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