Cannon Point Walkway
- The main entrance point to the walk is at Bridge Road, Akatarawa. Follow State Highway 2 (River Road) to Akatarawa Road, north of Upper Hutt city centre. Bridge Road turns off Akatarawa Road 2.5 km north of the junction with State Highway 2.
Around 1850 Cannon Point was named when a felled log was left on the hilltop and it resembled a cannon.
Cannon Point Walkway is a moderately demanding walk on a well formed track, in the hills to the north of Upper Hutt. It is 10 km long and passes through private land and Greater Wellington's Akatarawa forest.
Highlights include native bush, the historic Birchville Reservoir and spectacular views of the Hutt Valley.
No dogs are permitted.
From the Bridge Road carpark the Cannon Point Walkway follows the pipeline from the old Birchville Reservoir. The reservoir lake and dam is approximately 1 km upstream surrounded by a bush clad valley. A return trip to the dam will take approximately one hour.
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