Some of Wellington region's best-kept secrets can be found in the Hutt Valley, New Zealand’s first organised settlement. The area has an ancient history that includes Maori mythology of taniwha and stories that show the area as a place of national and international importance. Also in the Hutt Valley are some of the region’s best art galleries, cafes, and seaside communities to enjoy.
For the nature lovers, there’s also a network of forest trails just waiting to be explored throughout the Valley. Discover stories of innovation, enjoy nature experiences, excellent shopping and cultural history in this unique part of the Wellington region.