The many sights and activities within Upper Hutt are easily accessible. Numerous opportunities are free – such as green reserves, walks along the river and family-fun parks. For arts and cultural enthusiasts, Expressions Whirinaki offers a great starting point. It not only houses the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, but it also has an excellent cup of coffee!
Then there is the great range of attractions available appealing to all ages and interests, led by operators who themselves have chosen the Upper Hutt lifestyle for its natural environment and friendly heart.
Whether you are a lover of the arts, a sports enthusiast or simply enjoy an active family life, Upper Hutt has something for everyone. Shopping is easy and relaxed, ranging from well-known outlets to boutique stores. And we are unashamedly proud of the significant role our region played in the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings!
Nestled between bush-clad hills along the Hutt River, Upper Hutt’s unique location provides easy access to native forest and riverside walks, swimming, fishing, and river kayaking, hunting, gliding, and tramping. For mountain, trail, and quad biking enthusiasts, Upper Hutt is the perfect playground. If golf is your passion, we have four courses to choose from, including the prestigious Royal Wellington Golf Club based in Heretaunga.