Lower Hutt is a diverse collection of suburbs that caters for many different lifestyles. From the vibrant, upbeat feel of the heart of the Hutt, to the relaxing, lazy Eastbourne. If you’re a socialist, party going person, or even an individual who prefers a quieter afternoon, Lower Hutt is the perfect location for all!
This ecstatic, exciting city is very popular for its outdoor sports, mountain biking, hiking, recreational walking and fishing. But also containing great cultural facilities, such as the Dowse art gallery, which provides obscure exhibitions for free of charge. Lower Hutt even has its claim of fame. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was partly filmed in locations throughout the Lower Hutt area, such as Dry Creek quarry, in Taita, which is now home of a huge medieval castle, used as a prop in various other films. Beautiful beaches aren’t astray in Lower Hutt either. Eastbourne has multiple very popular beaches, such as Days bay. 12 Kilometres of river bank , in the centre of the city, is a fantastic place for a peaceful stroll on a typical shiny Lower Hutt day.
Lower Hutt has a very fascinating history behind it as well. Maori were first to inhabit the Petone shoreline, followed by William Wakefield, and the Europeans, who negotiated with the Maori to allow settlement in 1839. The settlement, Britannia, was established close to the mouth of the Hutt river, and settlers established the country’s first newspaper and bank. The city got its name from the river, which was named after the founding member, director and chairman of the New Zealand company, Sir William Hutt. Vogel house, which was the official residence of the Prime Minister of New Zealand for much of the 20th century. It is a prime example of early colonial architecture in New Zealand and operates today as a tourist attraction.
Lower Hutt has a wide range of both cultural and leisurely activities. Having an interesting history and a friendly feel, Lower Hutt is an exquisite...