Upper Hutt is a city for fresh air and outdoor fun. Hike or bike in the hills, fish in the river and stroll some of the 50 parks and reserves.
One of the four cities that make up the Wellington region, Upper Hutt is set against forested hills alongside the Hutt River. Even though it flows through a city, the river is clean and clear enough for trout fishing. Activities in and around Upper Hutt focus on the beautiful outdoor environment. Many of the forest walkways are open to mountain bikers. The city is renowned for its parks and recreation areas, including an award-winning skate park, a wildlife park and a large aquatic fun centre. As you’d expect from a city of this size, there’s plenty of accommodation, restaurants and shopping.
Functional facts: Approx. population 38,420, i-SITE Visitor Centre, train station.