Lower Hutt travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lower Hutt

With a population of 101,194, Lower Hutt is a must-see destination in Wellington, New Zealand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lower Hutt has to offer.

When to visit Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lower Hutt in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Lower Hutt


When flying to Lower Hutt, you’ll arrive at Wellington (WLG), which is located 10 miles from the city centre. Airlines that fly from New Zealand to Lower Hutt include EVA Air, Air China and Emirates. The shortest domestic flight to Lower Hutt departs from Auckland and takes around 1h 05m.


Another option to get to Lower Hutt is to pick up a car hire from Christchurch, which is about 198 miles from Lower Hutt. You’ll find branches of Lucky Rentals New Zeland and Mode Car & Camper Rentals, among others, in Christchurch.

Airports near Lower Hutt

Airlines serving Lower Hutt

British Airways
Good (2,039 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,697 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,559 reviews)
Excellent (1,425 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,516 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (570 reviews)
Good (853 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (440 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Good (3,380 reviews)
Excellent (275 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (922 reviews)
Thai Airways
Good (111 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (134 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (270 reviews)
Excellent (364 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (9 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,957 reviews)
Air China
Poor (4 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (416 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (173 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lower Hutt

Average rates range from around $256 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $209 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lower Hutt

Most booked hotels in Lower Hutt

Quest Petone
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Stay in Valley
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
ibis Wellington
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Good (6.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Lower Hutt

Expect to pay $2.67 per litre in Lower Hutt (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.01 and $42.68. Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Lower Hutt, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.