Swing Bridge Track
Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt
Kaitoke Regional Park, north of Upper Hutt, has many trails among the foothills of the Rimutaka Ranges. The Swing Bridge Track is a 7km walk that takes 1.5 hours to complete.
It takes you across a swing bridge suspended high above the Hutt River, then weaves downstream towards the river gorge. On this walk, mature rimu and rātā trees tower above you, and the Hutt River churns below.
For the past 20+ years, Kaitoke Regional Park has been a stopping point for Lord of The Rings fans, as this area served as a film location for Rivendell.