Living here while studying

Study in our relaxed and welcoming lifestyle

Seashore Cabaret couple eating outside

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.

Hutt Valley has a diverse population who are relaxed, welcoming and who enjoy the close proximity to five regional parks and beaches along the Wellington Harbour.

belmont regional park view from park overlooking lower hutt
Heretaunga College shared space
matiu somes island harbour ferry passengers going to island
dowse art museum gallery two people admiring very large hanging artwork

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.

It's also a quick trip to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, which is known as "the coolest little capital in the world".


I chose to study at Wainuiomata High School because of the living costs plus the many activities around Wainuiomata like trekking, surfing or swimming.

Kittiya Arrakkunarkorn, Thailand

Wainuiomata High School student Kittiya Arrakkunarkorn international exchange student CREDIT Wainuiomata High School

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