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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.

Lonely Planet names Rimutaka Cycle Trail in the world's hottest new attractions for 2015

Escape to Eastbourne  - the view from Cobar restaurant

Crazyman multisport race - kayak, run, bike - 3 May 2015

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 Ride the big coast and explore the outdoor adventure haven

 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 - 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 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.

Featured Accommodation

Pencarrow Lodge - Paiaka Suite

Pencarrow Lodge is set on the cliff face of Fitzroy Bay on the outer reaches of Wellington Harbour, 15 minutes from Eastbourne by road, 2 minutes 50 seconds from Wellington Airport by helicopter. 

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Hutt City Crazyman

56km of scenic tour of Lower Hutt's best kept outdoor secrets and one of New Zealand's longest running multisport events based around the icon outdoor elements of the Hutt Valley.

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Featured Activity

Petone Rugby Club Museum

Founded in 1885, the Petone Rugby Club is one of the iconic Clubs in NZ Sport.  The Club has produced 30 All Blacks and 16 NZ Maori representatives, as well as several players who have represented other countries in Internationals.

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