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The Hutt Valley is in the middle of New Zealand, just up the road from Wellington CBD.
Driving from Wellington, take State Highway 2 north. Check the latest road conditions here.
When traveling from the north, take State Highway 1 south as far as Plimmerton then turn on to State Highway 58 and at Haywards turn right to Lower Hutt or left to Upper Hutt.
From Wellington International Airport it’s a 25 minute drive offpeak to the Hutt Valley. If you’re more of a public transport type, you’ll need to catch the orange ‘AirportFlyer’ bus, which runs from the airport, through the Wellington CBD and Petone to Queensgate Shopping Centre in the heart of Lower Hutt.
The East by West Ferry operates on Wellington Harbour, travelling between the Wellington CBD and Eastbourne. As well as commuter travel it's a great way to see Wellington on a sunny day. This ferry also stops on Matiu/Somes Island.