Hutt River Trail

Hutt River Trail

The Hutt River Trail starts at Hikoikoi Reserve on Petone's Marine Parade or you can enter at many points along the Trail from here to Upper Hutt, 27 km away. These points include the bridges across the river: Hutt Estuary, Ava Rail, Ewen, Melling, Kennedy-Good, Silverstream, Moonshine, Totara Park, Harcourt Park and Birchville bridges.

For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.

Dogs are welcome on the Trail and must be on a leash where signs state.

Running alongside the Hutt River from Hikoikoi Reserve, Petone to Birchville, Upper Hutt, the 29km Hutt River Trail is an easy scenic walk and cycle path. It also allows access to the river for swimming, fishing and kayaking.

The Trail runs the entire length of the eastern riverbank. There are trails on all but three sections of the western side to provide shorter loops between bridges.

The Hutt River Trail will eventually run as far as the Te Marua area of Kaitoke Regional Park, to link with the Rimutaka Rail Trail.

Park history

Two million years of movement in the Wellington earthquake fault line underneath the Hutt Valley has helped form one of the region's most powerful rivers. Today the Hutt River flows from the southern Tararua Ranges through the Hutt Valley to the Petone foreshore.



Get in touch

Grant Timlin

Phone: 04 567 6609
Fax: 04 567 9796

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