Girls Day Out

Wine, Dine, Relax and Shop up a storm in the Hutt Valley

Arrive hungry

Kick things off with Brunch and a coffee at one of our popular cafes. Delectable food and locally roasted coffee are always on the menu. Sample classic kiwi goodness or enjoy harbour views and fine fare in Days Bay. Image credit Sweet Vanilla Kitchen


Indulge in retail therapy 

Meander through our big brand stores like H&M or Kmart, find smaller boutique shopping or try your hand at op-shopping, the Hutt Valley has it all. With many independent retailers showcasing a blend of locally-made and imported goods, you'll find something to delight. Image credit Derryn Schmidt


Feel energised and refreshed!

Take time for yourself and enjoy a bit of pampering at a salon, spa or beauty boutique. Relax at award winning Salute, The Beauty Room or at Brentwood Manor's My Day Spa. Book it as solo time out or with a group of friends, maybe get your nails done before lunch with the girls. Image credit Salute Hair & Day Spa


Sit back and relax

Over a delicious afternoon meal taste award winning eateries across the city, like our very own slice of Italy at La Bella Italia or enjoy harbour views at Sea Salt Cafe and Eatery. Sip away at a locally brewed glass from Baylands Brewery or a handcrafted ginger beer from Hardieboys.


Stretch your legs

With a full tummy, stretch your legs with an easy e-bike cycle along the bays or Petone Foreshore. Stop by one of our five local coffee roasters or quench your thirst with a cold glass of craft beer or ginger beer. Sample your way through our local goody producers, stop for a delicious organic icecream or just enjoy the scenery.


Enjoy the views for longer

Its all far too good to leave after just one day, find somewhere fantastic to stay a night or two. At The Bay is a magnificent bed and breakfast right on the shore of the harboure, Devenport Estate has amazing views or for self contained accommodation try Sorrento Retreat.

Walk in Style

Discover your style with stylist Frances Hamilton as she takes you on a walking tour of six of Petone's fashion houses.

Express yourself with confidence  and enhance your own individual style! From boutique shops to big name department stores, the Hutt Valley has it all.

The ultimate indulgence 

A shop visit is always best! That means you can sample the famous ice cream, feta and smoked brinza from Zany Zeus yourself. If your feeling extra adventurous, try a slice of their world famous Chocolate Cake!

Feed your mind

Explore contemporary art galleries, big exhibitions and discover something to take home.