The city of Lower Hutt is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. Find the best available rates in the area with VroomVroomVroom for an easy start to your next adventure.
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If you’re arriving in Wellington by plane, you also have the option of collecting your rental car directly from Wellington Airport (WLG). We work with nine rental brands that service the airport, ensuring you get the best rates available and a vehicle that suits your needs.
We compare rates offered by the following local rental brands:
|35 Annie Huggan Grove, Petone 5012|
8:00am - 4:30pm weekdays.
|35a Annie Huggan Grove, Petone 5012|
8:00am - 4:30pm weekdays.
You can. Many of our car rental partners charge a one-way fee to do so, but to make life easy, we include this fee in the rates we compare for you.
It’ll take ten minutes via the Hutt Expressway to drive your rental car to Wellington Central
It’s about a 25-minute drive in your rental car from Wellington Airport to Lower Hutt.
Just outside of Wellington is the city of Lower Hutt. New Zealanders love their cafe culture, and Lower Hutt has more cafes and coffee shops per capita than New York City. It also has the pretty sea-side towns of Eastbourne Bay, and Days Bay, as well as being handy to a relaxing riverside location. It's a great option for collecting your hire car without travelling to the hustle and bustle of Wellington City. Explore the wild places at your own pace. From Lower Hutt you have convenient driving links to the wine country in the Wairarapa, or the Kapiti Coast.
The Dowse Art Museum Cafe
A contemporary art museum which is only a fifteen minute drive from downtown Wellington. It houses the valuable and varied collection of New Zealand craft such as jewellery, ceramics, glass and textiles. Exhibitions highlight talented local artists, in mediums as diverse as Art Deco buttons, to contemporary ceramics. Hours: Mon - Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
This art space showcases traditional Maori carving and weaving alongside other contemporary art forms. You can relax by visiting their studios while admiring the art walk and galleries. Be tempted by truly unique and authentic arts as souvenirs! Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-3.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.
The Hutt River
Address: Lower Hutt 5019 New Zealand
This is the number one tourist destination in this city. As they say, you've haven't been to Lower Hutt if you have never visited this magnificent river. Walk or cycle the Hutt River Trail, starting at the Hikoikoi Reserve on Petone's Marine Parade. Visit on a Saturday for the Riverbank Market, a chance to stock up on fresh local produce or sample the wares from a fleet of food trucks. Contact the Hutt River Ranger - 04 567 6609.
Belmont Park Retreat
Address: 147 Stratton St Normandale, Lower Hutt
This clinic of natural medicine is a place of peace and tranquility. Located in one of the most scenic valleys of the Belmont Regional Park, it's only a 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD to get to this serene spot. They provide information regarding supplements, herbs and dietary advice. All the practitioners use muscle testing to assist them in their consultations.
Drive around the bays to Eastbourne in your hire car. This sea-side village has a friendly vibe. Chill out in the cafes, or check out the art galleries and antique stores. The locals boast that this is where you find Wellington's best beaches, with Days Bay and Muritai Beach alongside Eastbourne itself. Grab an ice-cream at the Days Bay Pavilion.
Choose 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge if you are searching for family motels, or corporate accommodation in Lower Hutt. This quality motel accommodation which is situated on The Esplanade near at the Petone Beach, is only a short walk to Jackson St Petone. The motor lodge offers a modern, cozy accommodation which ranges from studios, to one bedroom and two bedroom units, perfect for travellers needing to explore the fab Wellington area.