Exterior of Upper Hutt Blockhouse on a winters day

Upper Hutt Blockhouse is open by appointment only under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

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Open by appointment

parking no-smoking toilet



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Blockhouse Lane, off McHardie Street
Upper Hutt 5018

+64 4 494 8048


Upper Hutt Blockhouse visit

The Upper Hutt Blockhouse is one of the few remaining buildings associated with the New Zealand wars, as well as a monument to Pākehā settler anxiety, built in fear of an attack by Māori that never came. Visit today and you’ll get a sense of the defensive ‘last stand’ mindset.

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