|Most expensive month:||July|
|Average price in Lower Hutt:||£84/night|
|Cheapest price found:||£23/night|
|Most expensive day:||Monday|
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Just outside the Wellington city centre, the riverside town of Lower Hutt makes a quick escape from New Zealand’s capital. Made famous like much of New Zealand by Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, this corner of the Wellington metropolitan area makes a splendid introduction to the country’s character.
New Zealand is best known for its incomparable natural beauty and adventure sports and Lower Hutt is no exception. Hiking, mountain biking and fishing are all popular activities in the area. A market in the Riverbank car park and the larger Westfield Queensgate shopping centre satisfy those who prefer shopping to getting outdoors. The Maori Treasures Complex, various galleries and cafes and the start of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail round out the city’s highlights. A medieval castle looms over the Taita suburb, but this is likely to be of more interest to moviegoers than history buffs. It was constructed for the Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith scenes in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Part of the greater Wellington metropolitan area, Lower Hutt is little more than a 15-minute drive north of Wellington’s city centre. Metlink trains and buses leave multiple times a day from the Wellington Railway Station and reach Lower Hutt in about 20 minutes.
Lower Hutt is full of historical New Zealand milestones. Near the mouth of the Hutt River, the town was a point of entry for 19th century settlers. In fact, nearby Petone welcomed the earliest settlers. The 1853 Christ Church Taita is greater Wellington’s oldest church and in 1859 Lower Hutt became the site of New Zealand’s first permanent lighthouse. What’s more, the structure was run by the country’s only female lighthouse operator, Mary Jane Bennett.
Quest Petone is a very popular hotel in Lower Hutt, with a score of 8.6 from 897 reviews. Home Stay with a Farm Difference (10.0 from 14 reviews) and Stay in Valley (8.5 from 120 reviews) are also highly rated Lower Hutt hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.
Lower Hutt hotels have an average price of £99/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).
Over the last 3 days, Lower Hutt hotels have been found for as cheap as £88/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.
Lower Hutt hotels start at £88 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about £99. Many 4-star stays can be found in Lower Hutt tonight, with prices starting at £116. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.