Lower Hutt hotels
Lower Hutt is a region of New Zealand just outside of Wellington that is situated along the Hutt River. The Hutt River was one of the most significant features of Lower Hutt’s development and remains one of the primary attractions in the area. Lower Hutt was originally covered in dense forest and was populated by the Māori before European settlers first came to the area in 1840. Now Lower Hutt is one known as one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the Wellington region, with many educational facilities, outdoor activities, and art galleries.
- Take a stroll along the walking paths that run the entire twelve kilometres of shoreline of the Hutt River in Lower Hutt, a great way to enjoy the scenery and see some of Wellington’s wildlife.
- See works of Aboriginal art, as well as more modern works, at the Dowse Art Gallery, one of the cultural centres of Lower Hutt and a great way to understand the artistic culture of the Wellington region.
- Explore the Dry Creek Quarry and you can see where Peter Jackson shot many of the scenes from the Lord of the Rings movies.
Lower Hutt is connected to the efficient public transportation of Wellington, so it is not hard to reach. Those arriving at the airport can take the Airport Flyer, a bus service that stops at many locations in the Hutt Valley, including Lower Hutt. There are also many buses that leave from Wellington and go directly to Lower Hutt, so you should have no problem getting there. A great way to see the Lower Hutt region is to hire a car in Wellington. This will allow you to cruise along the scenic coastal roads and enjoy the natural beauty.