The walk to Birchville Dam is a popular intermediate-level trail in the Akatarawa Forest.
From Tulsa Park, zigzag uphill through private land and Akatarawa Forest to the summit. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the Hutt Valley.
The trail continues along old forestry roads to the north and descends to the historic Birchville Dam. Built in 1929, the dam supplied water to Upper Hutt until 1954.
From the dam, walk 1 kilometre downstream and over a suspension bridge to the end of the trail.