Upper Hutt, more than any other city in the region, has embraced an outdoor lifestyle. Only 30km north-east of Wellington City and home to a significant portion of the regions parks and reserves, our boarders encompass some 52,000 hectares, most of which is dedicated to forestry and reserve land. this makes us an ideal destination for outdoor exploration, recreation and fun.
Based at the confluence of the Remutaka and Tararua Ranges; within minutes you can be in the hills, surrounded by bush.
If you or your family love to hike, camp or run trails, then this is where you should live!
Upper Hutt can cater to carefree family summers, camping in Kaitoke Regional Park, or for the hard core, there’s slogging up Marchant Ridge or over Puffer to stay at one of the many D.O.C huts.
What makes it such a great place to live, is that this vast variety of opportunities are all so close together. You can be a weekend warrior on the bike riding around Mangaroa Valley in the early morning, and parent/grandparent of the year by late morning at Maidstone Max with its skate park and playground.
More than anything else, living in Upper Hutt is just easier. The homes are more affordable, there’s less traffic, more amenities and you can pop into the Capital and back out when you need to.
Mountain biking has continued to grow in popularity, helped to no end by the efforts of NZ Trails who have developed mountain bike specific, downhill runs in and around Tunnel Gully. Take on the “Times Tables” or the “Lower Pig” tracks, or enjoy the family friendly gradient of the Remutaka Cycle Trail.
Being so kid friendly, Upper Hutt is a great place to bring up a family. There are numerous, modern playgrounds, where shelter and fun times can be had. Take a picnic along, and enjoy the facilities provided by the community without having to spend a cent.
We are a commuter’s paradise, with an effective bus and train schedule within close reach all throughout the city, which can see you working in the confines of Wellington Central but enjoying your evenings and weekends in the spacious surroundings of Upper Hutt’s parks and hills.
Upper Hutt comes alive on the weekends, great coffee and kids’ sports, Trentham Memorial Park, the AstroTurf, on and off road cycling; the list goes on.
What does the future hold for Upper Hutt? All indicators point up. A growing population, a regeneration of small business and industry, and the revitalisation of the former CIT and Dunlops into job creation powerhouses. The buzz around Upper Hutt is palpable.
Brewtown has already made its mark, establishing itself as a burgeoning craft brewery precinct. It has become an entertainment draw card throughout the region, where bookings, despite the capacity, are becoming almost mandatory to get a table.