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Getting there and staying safe

Getting there and staying safe

Updated 16 March 2021 5:07pm


Private vehicle

All visitors:
Off SH2: Karapoti Rd via Akatarawa Rd, Upper Hutt (motorbike entrance)
Off SH1: Maungakotukutuku Rd, via Waterfall Rd 1km north of MacKays Crossing (motor bike entrance)

Non-motorised visitors:
Off SH 58: Cooks Rd via Moonshine Rd and Bulls Run Rd
Off Paekakariki Hill Road: via Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
Via Cannon Point Walkway: Bridge Rd (off Akatarawa Rd); Tulsa Park off Totara Park Rd, Upper Hutt

Public transport

To reach the Cannon Point Walkway, take a No 111 bus (Mon-Sat) to the end of Totara Park Rd from Upper Hutt Railway Station.

Staying safe

  • The weather in this area is notoriously changeable. Cold wet winds chill very quickly so carry warm waterproof clothing even if the weather is fine. Take high energy snacks with you, drinking water, topo50 BP32 – Paraparaumu and compass and a first aid kit
  • This is a remote wilderness area. Mobile phone coverage and connectivity is poor. Take a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) with you
  • See Metservice for the latest weather forecast
  • Always advise someone of your intended route and when to expect you back

If you spot a fire:

  • attempt to extinguish it
  • notify authorities promptly, by calling 111