Upper Hutt Blockhouse is open by appointment to the public in Alert Level 2 with safety measures in place. Visitors are legally required to wear masks, we also require visitors to check in via the Covid-19 tracer app or manually, maintain physical distancing and sanitise. Please stay home if you’re sick. Refer to our Covid-19 information before visiting for the most up-to-date information or 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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