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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

Wellington Phoenix play 3 games at Hutt Rec

Your next venue

 Misty Mountain Hop Music Festival 31 January 2015

 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.

Featured Accommodation

Guthrie Cottage

Guthrie Cottage is a charmingly renovated cottage reflecting what is special about Eastbourne.  You’ll find crisp fresh linen, a delightful private courtyard to relax over breakfast, cosy gas central heating and waterfront views across Wellington Harbour.


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Featured Event

Tomodachi Day

Feel the pulse of taiko drumming, heart warming waiata along with loads more Japanese culture and help us celebrate 20 years of friendship (tomodachi) between Minoh City, Japan and Lower Hutt.


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Featured Activity

Self Drive Superior Hutt Valley Gardens

Hutt City was the original garden city of New Zealand and the pride of this standing continues through the superior floral and native, private and public gardens that fill the city.  Here is a selection of guided and self guided gardens that represent a cross section of the valley. Walk all the pathways or settle under a shady tree and take it all in.
 

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