Lower Hutt (Māori: Awakairangi) is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is administered by the Hutt City Council and is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Lower Hutt
5 based on 28 reviews
Grab a bike from The Bike Shed and discover what the wider Wellington area has to offer! Explore Pencarrow Head with NZ's first manned lighthouse and last relatively unmodified wetland system, Check out Baring Head's WW2 bunkers and incredible views of the Kaikoura Ranges, or just cruise Eastbourne's bays and cafes.
We arrived right on 10am to find they were just opening for the day. I was a bit surprised at this late opening time and glad we hadn't inadvertantly turned up earlier. They only had one e-bike available for hire that morning, as the other one was not working. We hired three mountain bikes and one e-bike and had a lovely morning biking along the wide, smooth gravel track to Pencarrow head. The e-bike did stop working for a while but my son managed to fix it. Once at the Lighthouses there is quite a network of bike tracks to explore, which go around a couple of lakes and up and down some decent hills. All tracks were well maintained. We enjoyed the views, the exercise and the fresh air and would definitely recommend this activity.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
The amount, variety and quality of the NZ souvenirs is astounding. There are items here that I haven’t seen anywhere else in NZ. Everything I have purchased is of very high quality. The staff are always lovely. My only criticism is the totally uninteresting layout which does not do justice to the amazing items.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
The Orongorongo Track is located in a very beautiful part of the Wellington area. One drives through Wainui-o-mata and along the Coast Road to enter Rimutaka Forest Park. Have only done a small portion of the track and there is magnificent bush and huge trees. One can stay overnight in huts or tents but that needs to be organized with the Ranger before hand. It is a few years since we were last there and we took a young English friend with us to experience New Zealand's bush.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New Zealand's bold, innovative and interactive national museum. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country, its unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), dynamic art heritage, and its fascinating history. Te Papa is located on Wellington's spectacular waterfront. Open 10am to 6pm every day except Christmas Day. General admission is free.
We mainly came here to see the Gallipoli exhibit which was made in conjunction with Weta Workshop. It was quite busy so didn't really get the chance to go around slowly and read everything or listen to the stories of the large 'statues', but wow. The detail, scale and skill of these exhibits are so incredible. The freckles, hair, scars, sweat etc. Incredibly life like, just on a bigger scale. Amazing.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Great off road walk though to be fair you have to be alert to the odd mountain biker who hurtles down the rail .... lot of interesting things to see and a very peaceful place to sit
5 based on 7 reviews
This is one of the main access points to the Rimatuka Forest Park open 8am to Dusk everyday (gates locked at dusk)
Rimutaka Forest Park is a beautiful park. It has plenty of walking tracks, swimming holes, camping grounds, bush cabins to rent, barbecues, hunting areas, recreation areas, and much more. The most popular entrance, via Catchpool Valley, is 15-20 minutes drive (12 km) down the Coast Road, drive a bit further to the ocean beach (swimming not advisable strong currents not patrolled)
4.5 based on 8 reviews
Always check the website for the latest information and for changes that might affect your trip.
There are many km of walks but this is probably one of the easier ones in the area. An easy drive from Hutt, the park entry is free. There are toilets at the parking area but that is all that is available. Beautiful walk along the creek thru stunning rainforest!
5 based on 5 reviews
Welcome to Wellington’s first Cat Adoption Cafe – Neko Ngeru! “Neko” means cat in Japanese and “Ngeru” also means cat in Maori so our name is translated as “Cat Cat Cat Adoption Cafe!” Neko Ngeru was founded to give you opportunities to cuddle and play with cats and also for more opportunities for our guest cats to be adopted! A percent of our profits go to the four rescue organisations we work with: Wairarapa Community Kitties, Upper Hutt Animal Rescue Society, Outpawed, and Feral Nation.
As crazy cat people we love visiting cat cafes wherever everyone travel.
This Wellington one just opened a month ago. The owners are very friendly, the cat playful and the hot chocolate looks delicious . Also FANTASTIC cat items to purchase... we did...
If you like cats and you are in the area- certainly worth a visit
4 based on 34 reviews
The Earth Quake damaged a portion of the mall, but is now minus the movie Theaters..
Shopping.. with the usual, average middle range women's clothing predominant, throw in a Warehouse, Farmers, Countdown. With the usual FOOD COURT and casually scattered food stalls, and other shops that cater for the average family, U have a MALL.. much the same as most larger Malls in NZ! No designer brands available at present?
There is public Seating available ( not too many) which is a godsend on cold miserable days, when you can go/ meet here with friends, and sit and talk in comfort, for free!!
School holidays are a nightmare. This is a FREE CHILDCARE facility for school kids..
Give them some spending money, and they run riot along the walk paths.. playing catch me, etc..and being a Bl...y nuisance to shoppers and browsers alike.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
Through utilising French and European inspired recipes, then adapting them to locally sourced New Zealand products, the Chocolate Story blends in premium chocolates such as the world famous Valrhona Couverture Chocolate to produce chocolates for which we are sure you and your friends will love.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, it's not massive but it takes you through the history of Chocolate/York and has something different in every room...I especially loved how the picture frame room worked! You get to understand high and low quality chocolate and learn how to taste it properly, then finally you make your own lolly and then watch how they make chocolate with fillings.....very interesting.
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