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Lower Hutt is a walkable, hilly neighbourhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and cafés. The neighbourhood has many charming qualities, its friendly people among the more noteworthy. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the forests. Hotels in Lower Hutt provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Lower Hutt area.
The local museums might be a top draw, but there are many others. Dowse Art Museum, The Dowse, and Maori Treasures feature captivating exhibits. Attractions like Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, and Academy Galleries can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, Old St Paul's, and St Paul's Cathedral. Create some family memories at The Weta Cave, Wellington Cable Car, and Wellington Zoo.
Shopping, fishing, and attending sporting events are a few popular activities in the area. Trentham Racecourse, Westpac Stadium, and TSB Bank Arena are great places to catch a game or event. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Matiu - Somes Island, Mount Victoria Lookout, or Waitangi Park. A shopping trip to Cuba Street Mall and Coastlands Shoppingtown might be just what you need for some retail therapy. A visit to Interislander Ferry Terminal, Clyde Quay Marina, or Wellington Town Hall won't disappoint either.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Old Government Buildings, Te Papa, and Civic Square. Plimmerton Beach, Scorching Bay Beach, and Parliamentary Library will also leave an impression.
To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Lower Hutt Epuni Station is the closet train station, but Lower Hutt Melling Station and Lower Hutt Naenae Station are also nearby. If you want to explore what's across the water, take a ferry from the port.
Lower Hutt is 18.1 km (11.2 miles) from the airport in Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.). The next closest airport is Paraparaumu (PPQ), located 32.6 km (20.3 miles) away.