Kōrero: Wellington places

Hutt Road

Hutt Road

The 1855 Wairarapa earthquake raised a narrow rock platform around the western edge of Wellington Harbour. This was used to create the Hutt Road, between Wellington and Petone. Over time the road has been widened and a railway built on the seaward side. This south-looking view shows the road at Horokiwi. The Wellington Fault runs along the base of the hills.

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Photograph by Chris Maclean

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Wellington Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13457/hutt-road (accessed 28 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016