Come and visit this rare surviving example of a blockhouse, built in 1860 to protect the Wellington area from the threat of the New Zealand Wars.
This Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga property is not open to the public often, so bring the family!
Entry is by gold coin donation, between 11am and 2pm on Labour Day (Monday 28 October).
Inside the Blockhouse there’s an exhibition from the Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, telling the early story of Upper Hutt and its Blockhouse.
Please note that there is limited parking available in Blockhouse Lane, so parking on McHardie Street, or other surrounding streets, is recommended.
You can find out more about the Blockhouse’s story and location on Heritage New Zealand’s New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero online: https://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/207.
Location: Blockhouse Lane (off McHardie Street), Upper Hutt
Cost: Entry by gold coin donation
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