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67 eateries within 10mins walk
Locals love Jackson Street for a night out because it’s so easy to simply turn up and walk down the street stopping at the flavour or cuisine that matches your tastebuds at the time – local favourites are La Bella Italia, Queen of Jackson, The Butcher and Brewer, Sprig and Fern . During the day find a street-sized international pantry full of supplies for your campervan or picnic basket- try On Trays and UK Goodies.
The girls can Walk in Style with a walking tour of six of Petone's fashion houses and designers, quirky historic stories matched with a food and wine too! Then unwind in style with a glass of your favourite at the Light House Cinema - the best little arthouse cinema in the best little capital in the world.
We have British roots too
Explore Wellington’s origin at the place where the first settlers ships from England came ashore in 1840, what it was like to settle here and the diverse industry that grew up around it. Petone Settlers Museum commemorates the first planned European settlement in New Zealand, on the shores of Petone. Discover woven wool treasures, plus The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie costumes at the historic Stansborough Mill.
Test your handicap on the same courses played by some of the world’s greatest golfers. Play a round or nine at riverside courses including the Royal Wellington, Manor Park, Boulcott’s Farm and Te Marua Golf Clubs.
Four awesome venues. One superb location. Eat, drink, watch, play then party the night away at the Sin Bin Sports Bar. Dine on authentic Italian style wood-fire pizza from Rizzo's Pizzaeria and Kitchen, feast on Gaucho's Churrasco BBQ all-you-can-eat South American BBQ experience and if you enjoy the finer things Hop Scotch has the best of local, international and craft brews and top notch whiskeys. Catch the train to and from Wellington at Western Hutt station right beside Station Gardens.
Watch the rugby on screen, on the field and chances are you'll bump in to a New Zealand or world rugby legend. Petone RFC is regarded as one of NZ's most iconic rugby clubs. Founded in 1885, it's the 3rd oldest rugby club in Wellington - producing 30 All Blacks and 16 NZ Maori representatives. Look back on the club's staunch heritage at their club rugby museum. A visit to the Petone Rugby clubrooms can easily turn in to a life-long memory. Open all week 9am till late.
Watch every game live on one of their 6 large screens - plus do it in style in the VIP Fan Zone. There's plenty of giveaways and raffles including supporters packs and tickets to the Hurricanes v Lions game on Tuesday. Enjoy the all day bistro, buffet restaurant, bar and TAB facilites, Gaming lounge, live entertainment, garden bar and kids area. A highlight is the Charity Rugby Dinner alongside iconic NZ rugby legends on Thursday 29 June from 7pm.
Leading New Zealand photojournalist Peter Bush meets new tech. See 95 personal favourite photos taken over Peter's incredible 60-year career - full of All Black moments, controversial and contentious moments and candid behind-the-scenes shots of global stars.
Play virtual reality rugby with the HTC virtual reality kit from the local Noel Leemings team 24-25 June and 1 July 10am - 4pm.
Have a go at robot rugby with the Hutt City Libraries team all day on Sunday 25 June 10am - 2pm.
Hard on the Heels exhbition open 22 June - 1 July, Mon - Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm.
By train: it's 16 minutes to Wellington CBD from Petone.
Use the bus and the train journey planner or call 0800 801 700.
Sit back and be guided on a chauffeured motorcycle tour with Real Aotearoa Motorcycle Tours in Petone.