Bordered on the south by Wellington Harbour and hills to the east and west, Hutt City offers a geographically diverse landscape with numerous outdoor recreation possibilities. Enjoy sea kayaking, sailing, rowing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and swimming in the harbour or play at the beach and spot the occasional dolphin that pops by to say hello! If land is more your playground, take pleasure in tramping the Eastern Hills or find excellent harbour views while hiking, horse trekking or mountain biking through Belmont Regional Park in the Western Hills. Take advantage of the Hutt River which meanders through the city and offers plenty of opportunity for fly fishing, swimming, and native bird watching. Don't forget to fit in a round of golf at one of the 4 different golf courses!
In addition, Hutt City is home to a wide variety of shopping and retail possibilities. The new Westfield Queensgate Mall is home to more than 150 top name stores and SkyCity Village Cinemas. There’s also excellent shopping to be found in High Street. If you're looking for vibrant boutique shops, don't miss Petone's famously funky Jackson Street and Eastbourne's seaside shops.
Hutt City is also home to many creative and cultural facilities. The newly renovated Dowse Art Museum is a centre for creative innovation featuring galleries, workshops, performances, children's theatre and cafes. Explore Maori culture and art at Maori Treasures in Waiwhetu. This unique cultural centre provides an artist’s workshop, cafe, lecture building and a gallery for local artists. The Petones Settlers Museum commemorates the first organised landing of European settlers in NZ and provides spectacular views across Wellington Harbour.
Served by both private and public hospitals, top notch schooling, pools and recreation areas, great public transport including bus and rail, and over 100 cafes, bars and restaurants, Hutt City really does have it all and then some!
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