Top camping spots
Our favourite camping spots hidden within the Hutt Valley
A bed for every budget
95 Hutt Park Road, Lower Hutt
Wellington TOP 10 Holiday Park is the closest holiday park to the Lower Hutt and Wellington City plus only 11km to the ferry terminal. Minutes from beaches and shopping centres with a large luxury spa, modern BBQ area and a games room with SKY TV.
Excellent facilities for school groups and sports teams at affordable prices. Late travellers welcome. With 15 motel units, 12 self-contained units, 20 kitchen cabins, 24 standard cabins, and plenty of caravan and tent sites sharing large kitchens and dining rooms, there'll be something there for you.
Not as dry as the name implies
Hebden Crescent, Kelson, Lower Hutt
Follow the Dry Creek track over grassy areas, ideal for picnics and camping, to native bush up towards a small waterfall and back again. Expect wet feet as you cross the stream several times, en route you may see a smaller waterfall. Great for young family groups, especially in summer. It's a rocky walk so its not suitable for buggies.
Pack a picnic and head to Pakuratahi Forest for a day of mountain biking, hiking and bird spotting or take your tent to make a weekend of it. Suitable for all rider abilities and with a range of community-built tracks, you'll be able to choose from leisurely smooth gravel tracks with the family, right through to downhill singletrack to get the adrenaline flowing. Keep your eyes peeled and whits sharp for New Zealand's smallest bird, the Rifleman, who's high pitched call is hard to hear. You'll also see kereru, karearea, fantails, whiteheads and tui and if you are near a stream, you might spot native eels and koura (freshwater crayfish).