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Wellington's gateway to the great outdoors

Walk or cycle hundreds of tracks and trails, and discover art galleries, cafes, and seaside communities. Explore stories of innovation, enjoy nature experiences, excellent shopping and cultural history rich in New Zealand firsts.

Land yourself a deal these autumn holiday  Cosy treats as the days get a touch shorter Don't let a rainy day stop the fun 


Crazyman - Wellington's premiere multisport race

Enter Wellington's premiere multisport race or create your own Crazyman!

Ride the Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Ride Rimutaka Cycle Trail

115km of trails through river valleys, bush-clad hills, lakeside farmland and spectacular rugged southern coastline - from Petone to Ocean Beach and another section opening soon.
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Explore our playground by the sea with Mike

Explore the Eastern Bays

Discover a haven of popular beaches, bush walks, art galleries, boutiques, cafes and a balmy microclimate - enjoyed best via the ferry across the harbour.

Inspiration for a day out with the kids

A day out with the kids

Find a great picnic spot, something to do indoors and inspiration for a day full of play, cave wetas, water, hills and a bit of craft!

Our favourites for cooler days

The world's food in a street

There's tasty treats from around the globe, cafés and coffee roasters, delis and specialty foods along with boutique shopping.

Petone in the Hutt Valley was the first suburb in New Zealand

It all started in Petone

The first organised settlers to New Zealand began life here with along with our country's first suburb, lighthouse, dam, newspaper, rugby game and more.

What others are saying on Tripadvisor

Check out what other travellers say about Lower Hutt & Upper Hutt.

Browse our top ten Hutt must do's and for more tips on what's hot, come and talk to our team at the i-SITE Visitor Centres - open every day except Chrstmas Day.

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Wallaceville House

History, serenity and privacy. From the moment you arrive, Wallaceville House will delight. The surrounding bush providing a natural amphitheatre with the chattering of birds being the only interruption.

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Riverbank Market

Chock full of fresh produce, meat, fish and artisan products

Every Saturday head to the Riverbank Market for fresh produce and a great atmosphere. There's plenty of offer!

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Swimming Pools

The Hutt Valley has seven public swimming pools.  Huia, Naenae, Stokes Valley and Upper Hutt are indoors and open all year, while Eastbourne, Wainuiomata and Petone are outdoor summer pools.

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