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A diverse and welcoming city with a unique mix of beautiful scenery, easy living and innovative enterprise to inspire students.
Lower Hutt city ranks second best for resident quality of life in the 2018 Quality of Life Survey.
of eight major cities in New Zealand - and Wellington has been named again as Deutsche Bank's most liveable global city
We’ll show you our enviable lifestyle, with beaches, rivers, mountains and forest hiking within minutes of schools. We’re a growing city and council is investing more in new recreational centres, community hubs and events centres, swimming pools, and investment in sports fields to offer many more quality choices for students after school.
Home-stay families often have long term connections with our schools – and homes are generally large and spacious with outdoor areas and pets.
Lower Hutt is home to 100+ nationalities, celebrates many cultural festivals throughout the year and is minutes away from major sports games, events and music concerts at the Wellington Regional Stadium and TSB Arena. It’s easy to get around with an regular bus, train and ferry network our cities and region.
It’s a safe city and it’s easy to get around with an excellent bus, train and ferry network connecting four cities.
All of the schools that accept international students have a Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (PDF, 512kb).
Home-stay families often have long term connections with the school – with students currently attending, or recently finished at each school.
Lower Hutt has many cultural festivals throughout the year and is minutes away from major sports games, events and music concerts at the Wellington Regional Stadium and TSB Arena.
Lower Hutt is a strong sporting community with many clubs and options at school to pursue a wide range of sports.
primary and secondary schools
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land area of Lower Hutt
cost of average house
Live with stunning coastal views, in comfortable hillside family homes or handy city apartments. There are plenty of affordable, safe, homestay experiences to be found. Lower Hutt has a diverse population who are relaxed, welcoming and who enjoy the close proximity to five regional parks and beaches along the Wellington Harbour.
With plenty of regular public transportation options, you can easily access museums and art galleries, major sport games, events and tertiary institutions. Lower Hutt is close to two of the top universities and to the polytechnic.