Melling to Avalon
Starting at Melling Station, you cross the bridge to Lower Hutt and use the underpass to reach the main trail on the eastern stopbank. On the site of the substation was once Maraenuku Pa. You then follow the sealed road parallel to Harcourt Werry Drive and either rejoin the stopbank at Kennedy-Good Bridge or visit Avalon Park with its playground and boating pond.
To return to Melling, follow the trail vering right to pass under the Kennedy-Good Bridge. At the end of the sealed road follow the track downstream and along the riverbank. Alternatively, bus #150 for Kelson stops here or you can use the subway under the highway to reach the western hills.