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Between bush-clad hills along the Hutt River, we're home to hundreds of trails, sunset-soaked seaside villages, coffee roasters, and where New Zealand's first settlers stepped ashore - all just 15 minutes from downtown Wellington.

Escape to Eastbourne this Spring

Be inspired with international design and sustainable style

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 Cosy treats as the days get a touch shorter

 Bring your camera to pose in front of these waterfalls 

 

Hightail it to Petone

Immerse yourself in international flavours in Jackson Street's  foodie stories and feed your fashion fix before a high tea Sweet Pea - DailyLife.com.au has rated it a Wellington highlight. Relax in style at the Light House Cinema before dinner at Taylors on Jackson - just a short stroll back to a waterfront motel.

 

Bays explorer

Ferry from the gorgeous Days Bay to the Matiu/Somes Island wildlife sanctuary. Return to work up an appetite by hiring a bike or kayak then dine at Chocolate Dayz Cafe, Cobar or Brew'd in the boutique laden Eastbourne village.

 

Embrace the elements

For some of us shorter days and a stiff weather forecast adds to the fun - get muddy with a Quad Bike adventure. Nigel will put on lunch for you then head out for a round of golf - there's nine to choose from! Or choose from hundred of tracks and trails across the valley.

 
You can relax, the kids can play

The kids can get hands on at The Dowse Art Museum with lunch onsite at Cafe Reka then head over to Hutt Park Mini Golf. The winner picks the delectable organic icecreams just up the road at Zany Zeus. Then finish the day with unlimited funzone challenges and a spa at Naenae Pool. Or show your competitive streak at Revolution Raceway and Strike Entertainment.

 

Local experts with insider tips

The team at Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre are ready to helpWhere's the best walk for buggies?
What motel has the best views?
Can I top up our Snapper cards?
The Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre team have all these answers, can take care of all your bookings for free, have visitor information, maps and whole load more.

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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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Food, fashion, funk and NZ firsts

Just one block back from the waterfront of Wellington Harbour, Jackson Street is filled with funky cafes, unique New Zealand focused galleries, eclectic shops you just won't find anywhere else in New Zealand and a history which is truly the start of the development of Wellington.


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