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A diverse and welcoming city with a unique mix of beautiful scenery, easy living and innovative enterprise to inspire students.

Top reasons to study in here

1

Safe city

It’s a safe city and it’s easy to get around with an excellent bus, train and ferry network connecting four cities.

2

Student wellbeing

All of the schools that accept international students have a Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (PDF, 512kb).

3

Home-stay options

Home-stay families often have long term connections with the school – with students currently attending, or recently finished at each school. 

4

Culture and events

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.

5

Sport

Lower Hutt is a strong sporting community with many clubs and options at school to pursue a wide range of sports. 

6

The great outdoors

The  beautiful Hutt Valley, river, native bush areas and beaches offer lots of walking and cycling trails and fun outdoors.

50

primary and secondary schools

300km

of walking tracks

377km²

land area of Lower Hutt

$500,000

cost of average house

106,000

population