Why Hutt Valley?
Hutt Valley is where we make the future with plenty of inspiration from our innovation hub, creative spaces and big backyard
New quality venues
Lower Hutt has opened several new conference and meeting venues – from a group of 20 to crowds of 3000. The Lower Hutt Events Centre can combine with The Dowse Museum for a large open space and many break out spaces. Sports groups and teams look for tournaments can base themselves at the new Ricoh Sports Centre amidst a range of sporting turfs and fields at Fraser Park.
We're a centre of innovation and home to New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation and a hub for research and development in science and technology. Bring your event here and mix in with global talent from two major government research institutes; start-up and co-working spaces.
We're halfway to everywhere
We're the central meeting point for the Wellington region and right in the middle of the country with a direct airport bus route connecting to the main hub of Wellington International Airport.
Around here it's often said we live in a "20 minute city" because we're more or less 20 minutes to everything - the beach, the mountains, trails, rural days out or the city.
Creative spaces and thinkers
You'll be amongst great company when you join the great minds here in the valley where we make the future. Petone was the birthplace of industry in NZ and is now a high-tech sector hub and the home of New Zealand's innovation agency Callaghan Innovation. Factories of yesteryear have been reinvented to bring you great hospitality, like Brewtown, and we can pretty much create or make anything locally - including the southern hemisphere's first electric passenger ferry! We can find some spaces that are not your usual - for a truly unique event.
City venues with town prices
Enjoy affordable venue, accommodation and parking costs while being minutes away from Wellington city's hub.
Our big backyard
Add beaches, rivers, tranquil bush, adventurous trails or the foodie and fashionista hot-spot of Petone plus go behind the scenes at Brewtown.
Places to stay for every budget
Quality rooms with a harbour view in a destination eatery and shopping strip or group stays in comfy rooms lodges - we can cater to all.