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Things To Do In Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt has a range of harbour, river, plains and mountain landscapes that gives Hutt City a unique appeal. Just 15 minutes north of Wellington, Lower Hutt is the second largest city in the Wellington region. Enjoy excellent museums and art galleries or explore the bays. Lower Hutt is also known for the Dowse Art Museum, which exhibits both n... Show More

Tourist Information About Lower Hutt

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Double Kayak Hire at Days Bay

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Hire a double sit-on-top kayak and enjoy a relaxing paddle around Days Bay. Suit ......

Single Kayak Hire at Days Bay

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Remutaka Rail Trail eBike Explorer Day Trip

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Martinborough Half Day Winery Tour

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Stand Up Paddleboard Hire at Days Bay

Activity LocationLower Hutt, Wellington

Hire a stand up paddleboard (SUP) and enjoy a relaxing paddle around Days Bay. Suitable for kids and adults up to 100kg

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4 hour eBike hire from Wildfinder Pencarrow

Activity LocationLower Hutt, Wellington

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Wellington Craft Beer Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Welcome to the spiritual home of New Zealand Craft Beer! Visit up to 5 breweries on your private tour of some of the fi ...

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Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer Day Trip

Activity LocationUpper Hutt, Wellington

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty on a mountain bike. The flagship daytrip of the Rem ...

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Tourist Information About Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt has a range of harbour, river, plains and mountain landscapes that gives Hutt City a unique appeal. Just 15 minutes north of Wellington, Lower Hutt is the second largest city in the Wellington region. Enjoy excellent museums and art galleries or explore the bays. Lower Hutt is also known for the Dowse Art Museum, which exhibits both national and international art works, and the Maori Treasures Complex is another place of interest. Hutt City is known for its great green spaces with lots of room to enjoy a day outdoors in around 3,000 hectares of parks, reserves, bush-clad hills, beaches, walkways and tracks and playgrounds for the kids.


Best Attractions and free things to do in Lower Hutt



Seal Coast Safari

1. Seal Coast Safari

Nothing compares the 4WD Seal Coast Safari to Wellington's craggy Southern point, often known as the Seal Coast, for intriguing sights, breath-taking views, and a herd of beautiful seals. Bring a rain jacket, suitable walking shoes, and a camera to record all of the thrilling moments to get the most out of your trip.

 
Wellingtons Half Day Food Tour

2. Wellingtons Half Day Food Tour

Come on a half-day culinary tour of the world's coolest little capital and sample your way through this fantastic city, where the coffee and craft beer culture has crowned Wellington as New Zealand's coffee and craft beer capital.

There are many other tours to embark on in Wellington that will leave you wanting to do it all over again! Such as this Wellington Full Day Tour, the Walking Food Tour of Wellington, Wellington Cocktail Tour, and this Martinborough Wine Tour.

 
Remutaka Cycle Trail

3. Remutaka Cycle Trail

In the Hutt Valley, the Remutaka Cycle Track, a 115-kilometer grade 1-4 trail, begins and ends. The official starting point is Petone Wharf, where cyclists may enjoy a pedal down the Hutt River on a former railway line. You'll travel through Wairarapa's wineries and along the craggy Wairarapa Coast on your adventure.

 
Lord of the Rings Location-finding Expedition

4. Lord of the Rings Location-finding Expedition

Put on your elf ears, for the Hutt Valley appeared in multiple Lord of the Rings movies. The location was used to film scenes from Rivendell, Helm's Deep, Isengard, and the River Anduin. This hunt will take you though beautiful sceneries, lush forests and viewpoints to take stunning photos at any angle.

 
Wellington waterfront

5. Wellington waterfront

The waterfront in Wellington is like the city's backyard, where everyone congregates to relax and engage in leisure activities. A large pathway goes from the Railway Station to Oriental Bay and beyond, making it a fantastic spot to stroll, jog, or cycle.

Many public sculptures, park seats, and places to stop for coffee or gelato may be found along the road. On bright days, head to the Taranaki Wharf to witness swimmers leap from an eight-meter-high diving platform.

 
Parliament’s free guided tours

6. Parliament’s free guided tours

A guided tour of the New Zealand Parliament has something for everyone, whether you're a New Zealander, an ex-pat, or a guest. Learn key information and anecdotes about our government while walking through the halls of power, where our laws and policies are debated, discussed, drafted, and passed.

There are a variety of free guided tours available every day of the week that take you around various Parliament buildings and provide insight into the parliamentary process. The Introducing Parliament Tour provides a comprehensive introduction and runs every day for an hour. While the precise sections you'll see may change based on what's available to the public on any given day, you'll be sure to get a good look at the structures and learn some intriguing facts.

 
Wellington Museum

7. Wellington Museum

One of New Zealand's most architecturally noteworthy structures may be found walking along Wellington's shoreline.

Wellington Museum in London, ranked one of the best 50 museums in the world by The Times, is housed in a former freight warehouse. The plaudits are well-deserved: four levels of information about the city affectionately known as 'The Coolest Little Capital in the World' are housed behind this beautiful facade.

 
Staglands Wildlife Reserve

8. Staglands Wildlife Reserve

This animal and bird park in the Akatarawa Valley will appeal to both nature enthusiasts and families. As part of conservation projects, see a variety of creatures ranging from farm animals to native birds.