Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register

Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Lower Hutt Tops List Of Airbnb’s Most-searched Destination For Kiwis!

Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt is an amazing place to live, but it’s also a wonderful place to visit, having just hit the top spot of Airbnb’s travel searches, and we’re thrilled at the news.

Our city tops the list for the most-searched destinations for Kiwis planning to travel next year.

"Here in Lower Hutt we know just how great our city is and it’s exciting that Kiwis are thinking about coming to see what we have on offer," enthused Mayor Campbell Barry at the news.

"We have beaches on our doorstep, one of the best mountain bike parks, tracks and reserves to explore, with lots of cafes and restaurants and major events like Juicy Fest in town."

Campbell’s right! Lower Hutt is brimming with must-visit locations:

  • Lush natural beauty with waterfall walks to Korokoro Dam or Percy Scenic Reserve, and Butterfly Creek in East Harbour Regional Park
  • Riding the Remutaka Cycle Trail Great Ride up the Hutt River and over to the Wairarapa
  • Wainuiomata’s mountain bike park, with 55 trails covering 55km in Waiu Park and growing
  • Aotearoa New Zealand’s first permanent lighthouse at Pencarrow Head
  • Hiking for all ages and skill-levels - especially where wild Kiwi roam in the Ōrongorongo Valley
  • 60 eateries in 800m along Jackson Street’s shopping precinct, plus central Lower Hutt’s shopping centre
  • Swimming spots galore (and rolling out the picnic rug at Days Bay)
  • Two outstanding cinemas - including an IMAX
  • Outdoor play areas (Avalon Park will tire out those tamariki!)
  • Contemporary art at the Internationally recognised Dowse Art Museum - home of the pātaka, Nuku Tewhatewha
  • Iconic locations of Arohanui ki te Tāngata (Waiwhetū) Marae, Hikoikoi Reserve and Honiana Te Puni Reserve
  • The tranquil Bodhinyanarama Buddhist temple
Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

We’re central so you can stay here and easily get to events in Wellington, Wairarapa, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

Aotearoa is a stunning country, so we’re very proud to see us coming out on top. In fact, our city is only one of three Te Ika-a-Māui / North Island locales that made the official Airbnb list:

1. Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt, Wellington

2. Aoraki Mount Cook, Canterbury

3. Pārāwai Thames, Waikato

4. Ōhaupō, Waikato

5. Te Konika o te Matamata Mosgiel, Otago

6. Ōmarama, Canterbury

7. Karitane, Otago

8. Wānaka, Otago

9. Twizel, Canterbury

10. Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

This is a huge win for the people who make our city what it is - thank you for everything, here’s to next year!

For details on places to see and things to do in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt, head over to www.wellingtonnz.com/visit/hutt-valley/lower-hutt

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On National Spreading Panic About The Economy


It is a political strategy as old as time. Scare the public with tales of disaster and stampede them into supporting your ideological agenda because they believe There Is No Alternative. Yet, if the NZ economy truly is as “fragile” as PM Christopher Luxon says it is... Then how come New Zealand has enjoyed a double AA+ credit rating from the international rating agencies for so long? If we have truly been in the thrall of incompetent tax, spend and borrow extremists for the past six years, how come our net government debt burden is only in the middling average of OECD countries, and how come our government debt-to-GDP ratio – however you measure it – is less than half the average for the Asia-Pacific region?..
More


 
 


Labour: Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament
Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago... More

Government: Budget Will Be Delivered On 30 May

Plans to deliver tax relief to hard-working New Zealanders, rebuild business confidence, and restore the Crown’s finances to order will be unveiled on 30 May, says Nicola Willis... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.