Cool off in the Hutt

Here's a few ideas to keep you cool over the warmer summer days - it's always a few degrees warmer up in the valley

H2O Xtream

Corner Brown & Blenheim Streets, Upper Hutt

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Fun for all ages including wave pool, river ride, three slides, 25m lane pool, spa, sauna and steam room. H2O Xtream is home to the sliding sensation 'Darkness Falls' - a pitch black fast & furious water slide. Entry gives access to the waves, rapid river ride, lane swimming and the spa, sauna and steam room are available to adults at no extra cost. There is also a creche and a café, all only a 30 minute drive from downtown Wellington.

h2oxtream slide father and son
h2oxtream lane pool
h2oxtream wave pool

Wildfinder Days Bay

Wildfinder Days Bay (formerly known as The Boatshed) has been in operation for over 40 years supplying equipment to people wanting to explore the area in a slightly different way. They have single and double kayaks, stand up paddle boards and mountain bikes for hire. Set up to cater for those who really want to enjoy and explore the outdoors in the Eastbourne area - mountain bike down to Pencarrow Lighthouse or paddle around in a single or double kayak in the shallow waters of one of Wellington's safest beaches. Alternatively, challenge yourself on one of the stand up paddleboards.

WIldfinder Days Bay

Days Bay Boatshed kayaks with ferry in the background
Days Bay Boatshed kayaks
Days Bay Boatshed couple with ice cream
Daytona Raceway Upper Hutt Ice skating CREDIT Alexanders Art Agency
Daytona Raceway Upper Hutt bowling CREDIT Daytona Raceway
Daytona Raceway Upper Hutt go karting CREDIT Daytona Raceway

Daytona Raceway

25 Blenheim Street, Brewtown, Upper Hutt

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Living in the heart of Brewtown, Upper Hutt's Craft Beer Village, is Daytona Raceway. An adrenaline pumping, adventure seeking hub for the whole family. At Daytona Raceway there is something for everyone, whether you are a racer, skater, shooter, jumper or A+ bowler.

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

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Discover Wellington region's superb new venue with everything for everyone! An arts centre that does more than just exhibit paintings. They offer a superb selection of event, hospitality and display spaces complemented by an inspiring exhibition programme. Get in touch for venue booking, ticket sales and our exhibition programme.

expressions whirinaki building exterior

Often spotted by park-goers for a free spontaneous water adventure, take the kids and a change of clothes to the oscillating water fountains at Riddiford Gardens in central Lower Hutt. Picnic in the playground and check out the bird aviaries nearby. If you go just on twilight or alter you'll enjoy a multi-coloured fountain mini-light show.

Riddiford Garden on Hutt City Council

riddiford gardens kids playing in water fountains at sunset

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