The city has a good selection of places to eat and drink and is within close proximity to Wellington Harbour, with plenty of wildlife, nature, history, and culture to be found. The Lower Hutt area was previously covered by dense forests and some protected areas of bush still remain, providing great opportunities for hiking, walking and wildlife spotting. It is a great place for bird-watchers, with local species including fantails, pigeons, warblers, and cuckoos. Several other types of birds have been introduced to the area, including sparrows, thrushes, magpies, chaffinches, and blackbirds. With plenty of rolling hills nearby, why not explore them to get some incredible views. The Taita Gorge is a popular place for enjoying the great outdoors. Hiking, cycling, and fishing are popular activities around the city.
History and Art
Traces of Maori heritage can be seen, with an old settlement at both ends of Petone Beach, and the Maori Treasures Complex is a good place to start for more information about the Indigenous population. Art lovers can enjoy admiring the works in the Dowse Art Museum, and the city also has some good museums. The interesting colonial-era Vogel House is another of Lower Hutt’s tourist attractions. You can find a terrific assortment of goods at the lively local market. Take a trip to nearby Eastbourne and enjoy the coastal views.
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