Local Attractions

Huia Swimming Pool

Huia Pool is located in central Lower Hutt, approximately 5 minutes from Settlers Motor Lodge, and is a nationally acclaimed 25m indoor pool with a moveable floor, allowing for a range of water depths from 0.8m – 2.0m.

There is an indoor children’s and teaching pool with a beached area and an outdoor toddlers fun pool and playground.

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Jackson Street, Petone

Jackson Street is a heritage icon, combining an eclectic mix of old buildings with funky cafes and boutique shopping.

The retail strip boasts a huge variety of specialty shops, cafes, bars and restaurants that supply a wide range of ethnic foods, great coffee and goods not available anywhere else. The majority of shops are run by the owners, so the service is second to none!

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Petone Settlers Museum

An architectural gem commemorating the first organised European settler landings in New Zealand, the museum focuses on migration and settlement in the Wellington and Hutt Valley region and its resulting cultural diversity. 5 minutes walk from Petone’s historic Jackson Street cafes and shops.

Open hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm – 4pm
Saturday to Sundays and public holidays: 1am -5pm

Schools and groups welcome by appointment. Admission free, donations welcomed. Available free parking.

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Petone Working Mens Club

Despite its name, the Petone Workingmen’s Club is just as popular with women as men. Situated just 600 metres from Settlers Motor Lodge, the club is a safe place for locals and visitors to come together to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and great facilities.

Motel guests are welcomed as visitors, and can enjoy the facilities including buffet meals from the upstairs restaurant or cheap but substantial bar meals. Guests can also charge back their meals to their motel account, particularly popular among corporate guests as it simplifies their expenses claims.

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Te Puna Wai Ora

A vital multi-cultural community steeped in New Zealand history, Petone residents wanted to celebrate the uniqueness of their water in the new millennium by building a civic work that paid tribute to a natural treasure valued by residents throughout the region.

Te Puna Wai Ora was designed by the highly regarded New Zealand artist Louise Purvis and symbolises a water oasis – a place of rest, refreshment and exploration.

The Sculpture also serves a practical purpose – the taps and drinking fountain incorporated into the design supply untreated artesian water for Petone’s proud residents and admiring visitors.


The New Dowse

The New Dowse in Lower Hutt is a place that inspires creativity – from multi-media to ceramics, fashion to photography, jewellery to sculpture, painting to furniture design and beyond. Check out its changing array of exhibitions, creative events, hands-on activities and workshops, destination cafe and shopette. It’s located at 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.

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