Cannon Point Walkway

Get superb views of the Hutt Valley and visit the Birchville Dam

cannon point walkway lookout sunset over upper hutt CREDIT Jen Curtis


Upper Hutt


Tulsa Park
Totara Park

The Cannonpoint and Birchville Dam Walk is a 90-minute intermediate level trail through the hills north of Upper Hutt.

It is 8 km long and passes through both private land and Greater Wellington's Akatarawa forest. The trail starts from Tulsa Park and zigzags uphill through private land and Akatarawa Forest to the summit, where you'll find spectacular views over the Hutt Valley. It then continues along old forestry roads to the north and descends to the historic Birchville Dam.




cannon point walkway track native lowland bush
cannon point walkway lookout walker taking a selfie

The dam, built in 1929, supplied water to Upper Hutt until the Kaitoke Scheme started in 1954. From here, you'll continue 1 km downstream and over a suspension bridge to the end of the trail.

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