How long is Birchville Dam walk?

The Cannon Point and Birchville Dam walk is a 90-minute intermediate level trail through the hills north of Upper Hutt. It is 8km long and passes through both private land and Greater Wellington’s Akatarawa Forest.

How deep is the Birchville Dam?

The dam is 2.33 metres thick at it base and has a 1.25-metre wide parapet.

Are dogs allowed at Birchville Dam?

No dogs are permitted on private land. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the Bridge Road-Birchville Dam section of the walkway. For detailed information about this walking trail please refer to Greater Wellington Regional Council’s website.

When was Birchville Dam built?

Completed in early 1931, the Birchville Dam is a water supply dam on Clarke’s Stream, a west bank tributary of the Hutt River north of Upper Hutt.

Where can I walk in Wellington?

Family-friendly walks in Wellington/Kapiti

  • Whareroa Farm tracks. Enjoy regenerating shrubland, coastal views and kohekohe forest on these walks that are suitable for children.
  • Rangituhi/Colonial Knob Walk.
  • Mākara Walkway.
  • Matiu/Somes Island Loop Track.
  • Ōtaki Forks short walks.
  • Ōrongorongo Track.

Where is Mount Climie?

The Mount Climie track starts from the Tunnel Gully Recreation Area, just north of Upper Hutt. It is probably one of the most accessible “alpine” runs in the Wellington area. Although a return trip only clocks in at around 12kms, the tops open out into tussock and stunning mountain vistas.

Is the Hutt River safe to swim?

Unsuitable for swimming – The current predicted or monitored result indicates that this site has a high health risk and is unlikely to meet national water quality guidelines for swimming.

How long is Butterfly Creek walk?

Get to know this 6.9-mile out-and-back trail near Lower Hutt, Wellington. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 45 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

How long is Mt kaukau walk?

The loop is a 4 kilometre walk, taking about 3 hours to complete. Direct route to summit is 1.5km and takes about 30 mins.

Is Hutt River safe for dogs?

Swimmers and dog owners are being advised to avoid areas of the Hutt River from the Moonshine Bridge down to just upstream of Taita Rock (but not including TaitaRock), as high levels of toxic algae, including detached algal mats have been identified at two monitoring sites along the river.

What fish are in the Hutt River?

Despite flowing through reasonably densely populated areas for much of its length, the Hutt River has a good population of mostly brown trout. It has a mixture of pools, rapids and runs and offers good fishing throughout its length, even in those areas that flow through city suburbs.

When did Butterfly Creek Open?

The first stage of Butterfly Creek opened in late 2003 and development has continued at a great pace since then. There is nothing like Butterfly Creek in NZ where visitors can experience a huge range of attractions from zoo exhibits to fun attractions including a train, playground and café.

Can you drive up Mount kaukau?

Driving to the Mt Kaukau Track You can drive here and park on the side of the road. Note: there is no carpark, so you will need to find space on the street. Try Truscott Ave and Woodmancote Road if you need close streets to park on.

What was Mount kaukau name before?

(Mount) Tarikākā was the original Maori name of what was is commonly known today as Mount Kaukau. Tarikākā means ‘where the parrots rested’. Maori used this area to trap kākā.

Can u swim in the Hutt River?

The Hutt River is very popular for swimming, trout fishing and other recreational activities. It is easily accessible from the Hutt River trail which provides a scenic walk and cycle path. Dogs are permitted.

Are there trout in the Hutt River?

58 The Hutt River is an amazing fishery and unique in the world in terms of the size and number of large brown trout so accessible to the populations of three major urban centres.

Can you go to Butterfly Creek in the rain?

Butterfly Creek is 75% undercover, so it is suitable in wet weather, exhibits undercover can be visited when it is raining and non undercover exhibits can be visited when it is not raining.

How long does it take to walk up Mount kaukau?

Explore this 2.6-mile loop trail near Wellington, Wellington. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 32 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, trail running, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

What is the Maori name for Johnsonville?

Johnsonville : Waitohi The Waitohi stream passed through Johnson’s clearing at the intersection of Trafalgar Street and Moorefield Road where Frank Johnson had erected his mill’s water tank.

What does Tarikaka mean?

In 1965 Wellington’s main television transmitter mast was built on its summit, making it the most visible point in the city’s landscape. It was originally known as Tarikākā (meaning ‘where parrots rested’). The name is remembered in the Tarikākā railway settlement in Ngaio.

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