Cliffs and sea scene from hill
opened in 1940 and follows the coastline seen in the picture where the water breaks against the rocks.
The coast was made further accessible from Lower Hutt with the completion of the road that was to become State Highway 58 from Haywards, which was first cut in the 1870s and joined the hill road at Pauatahanui.
High road: The
coastline at Paikakariki (sic), about 1886, as
depicted in a chromolithograph
greeting card, where the original
coastal road snaked its way through the hills. Publisher: Archibald Duddington Willis
(ATL ref: E-068-049-1)