From December 10, 2021 Upper Hutt Blockhouse will be open by appointment only under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you’re visiting us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re sick. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
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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There's more than meets the eye in Aotearoa New Zealand's coolest little capital. With plenty of heritage in the windy city, what will be your favourite?
Photo: Graeme Murray