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Getting there and staying safe

Getting there and staying safe

Updated 28 November 2017 3:19pm


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.

Ava, Melling, Pomare, Manor Park and Silverstream Railway Stations are handy to the Trail, together with various bus services. Bicycles may be carried on trains for free, on a "first come first served" basis.

See the Metlink Journey Planner  for the best way to reach the Hutt River Trail via public transport.

Staying safe

  • Swim with a friend
  • Wear a helmet and flotation vest if rafting or kayaking on the river