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Surrounding Area

Local Cycle and Walking Tracks

The Kaitoke Regional Park The Kaitoke area has a rich history for both Maori and other New Zealanders. The Whakataka Pa is said to have been in existence in 1820 at the Mangaroa River-Hutt River junction (Te Marua).   A number of early Maori routes from Wairarapa to Wellington crossed the Pakuratahi flats.  By 1856 a road was opened to connect the fertile plains of the Wairarapa with the port of Wellington.

Upper Hutt Shopping

Akatarawa Valley

Staglands Wildlife Reserve Bluebank Blueberry and emu farm Karapoti walking and Mountain bike tracks

Outside the Valley

Sawmillers quiltery and Stonedtead Devonshire Teas. TeMarua Golf Course

Upper Hutt

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre. H2o Xtreme

Upper Hutt Valley

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. (100% Pure New Zealand)

Kapiti Coast

Kapiti Island Kapiti Island is home to an internationally famed nature reserve protecting some of the world's rarest and most endangered birds. The island is one of New Zealand's most valuable nature reserves being the only large island sanctuary for birds between the Hauraki Gulf in the north and the most southern outlying islands. 5km offshore and covering an area of 1965 hectares, Kapiti Island is 10km long and about 2km wide. The highest point, Tuteremoana, is 520m above sea level.  A Marine Reserve lies adjacent to the Kapiti Island