Hutt is a beautiful area of New Zealand with surrounding
bush clad hills and mountain ranges. The picturesque Hutt
river runs through Upper Hutt providing a very scenic drive.
Valley is a particularly beautiful part of Upper Hutt (Wellington's
best kept secret). Our accommodation is situated at the
gateway to the Akatarawa Valley. You can find many tourist
attractions on Akatarawa Rd and Upper Hutt...
Walkway – A 5-6 hour walk suitable for active people of all ages. Open 1 Oct – 1 May.
Blueberry and Emu Farm:
Stroll through the wild flower meadow, have a close encounter of the ‘Emu kind’,
pick your own pesticide-free Blueberries. Open mid December to Easter.
Hill Herb Farm: Herb nursery, shop, and gardens.
Doog Garden of Art: Contains a collection of contemporary NZ sculptures. The Rhododendrons are
at their best Oct-Nov. The art gallery hosts a fine collection
of original early NZ paintings. Open Oct –April.
Park: Recreational park featuring Azalea and Rhododendron gardens, adventure playground,
picnic areas... a Lord of the Rings filming location.
Karapoti Valley and Akatarawa Forest:
Popular area for trail and mountain biking, trekking, sightseeing, bush walking,
kayaking, and fishing.
Large informal tranquil country garden set in bush-clad hills on Akatarawa
Rd. Open weekends.
Walk amongst the many different native and introduced birds,
animals and trout as you enjoy the beautiful natural surrounding.
Relax in the café.
Blueberry Farm and Bakehouse:
Organic blueberries. Open Jan – March.
the cultural capital of New Zealand with an amazing café
scene to go with it.
Kaitoke Regional Park:
Rain forest of around 2000ha. Excellent picnic and barbecue area.
Martinborough vineyards: are only 40 minutes away too so our bed and breakfast
is a happy medium to visiting both Wellington and the Wairarapa