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Local Events, Nearby Attractions and Activities - Lower Hutt, Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, has a lot to offer. Clustered around the edge of a stunning harbour and surrounded by rolling hills, it's a city that needs to be explored. There are so many things to see and do it's a good idea to find out a bit about Wellington before you arrive. Here you'll find some interesting a listing of attractions, events, and things to do that we recommend as well as links to other listing that will help you plan your trip.

Wellington Events and What's On

You’ll find thousands of events in Wellington to get involved in. From major international sport, concerts and festivals, to exhibitions, family events and community celebrations.

The Boulcott Lodge is the #1 hotel in Lower Hutt in trivago’s 2015 Top Hotel awards

The hotel also placed: 2nd in the Wellington region



The news is out — the cities with the best hotels in New Zealand are revealed, with Wellington well represented being home to some of the country’s best hotels.

Based on over 200 million traveller ratings, trivago.co.nz presents its 2015 ranking of the top destinations and hotels loved by the masses.

The Boulcott Lodge has been rated at #1 in the Hutt Region and #2 overall in the Wellington Region with an 89.71 overall rating

Although the majority of top hotels in the Wellington region are from Wellington City, three of the top five hotels in the region are from regional Wellington.

1 Peppers Parehua – Martinborough - 91.77
2 The Boulcott Lodge – Lower Hutt - 89.71
3 At Home Wellington - Wellington - 89.67
4 The Martinborough Hotel – Martinborough - 88.67
5 Ohtel - Wellington - 88.24
6 Moana Lodge - Plimmerton - 87.98
7 Bolton Hotel - Wellington - 87.90
8 Museum Art Hotel - Wellington - 87.36
9 Amora Hotel Wellington - Wellington - 87.16
10 Gourmet Stay - Wellington - 86.51

It is wonderful for our business The Boulcott Lodge Motel to be recognized with such an award;

Gemma & Paul of The Boulcott Lodge stated "The relentless efforts of the team have proved to be the point of difference in making this a great place to stay for our guests.

This recognition brings us lots confidence to excel and provide first class service to all our valuable guests.

We are a family run business who employ local people and support the local economy, this recognition means a lot to us and makes the long hours worthwhile."

Free Les Mills access for all guests!

les Mills, Lower Hutt, Wellington

The Boulcott Lodge has joined forces with Les Mills Lower Hutt to offer our guests free access to state of the art fitness programmes and equipment.
Les Mills Hutt City is a state of the art facility filled with equipment and programs to deliver a-m-a-z-i-n-g fitness experiences.

But best of all? It's FREE, thats right FREE for all Boulcott Lodge guests who are staying with us.

Motivation, inspiration, and results.

Go on. Get some.....for free ;)

Cook Strait Ferries

Interislander Terminal (13km) Blue Bridge Terminal (15km)

Crossing over the Cook Strait? Located only 15 mins drive from the ferry terminal, The Boulcott Lodge is the perfect stop off point for all journeys North or South.


20 Min drive from Boulcott Lodge (19.5km)

Zealand is a must-see eco-attraction and groundbreaking restoration project, located just 10 minutes from central Wellington and 20 minutes from the Boulcott Lodge.
See some of New Zealand's rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment, including hihi, tuatara, saddleback, kākā and (at night) little spotted kiwi. Indoors, NZ’s incredible natural history and world-renowned conservation movement are brought to life in a state-of-the-art exhibition.

Dowse Museum

5min drive from Boulcott Lodge (2.3km)

Leading contemporary art museum with a changing programme of exhibitions and events.
The Dowse Art Museum is a connected art place that explores meaningful new ideas and inspires creativity - from multi-media to ceramics, fashion to photography, jewellery to sculpture, painting to furniture design and beyond.

Westpac Stadium Wellington

15min drive from Boulcott Lodge (14.7km)

A modern multi-purpose stadium used for major sporting and entertainment events.
There’s nothing like watching a slice of the action at the country's premiere outdoor sports and events facility. It regularly hosts All Blacks test matches, as well as international rugby league and cricket matches. With seated capacity of over 34,000 people; the venue also hosts a variety of entertainment and community events.

Westfield Queensgate Shopping Centre

4min drive from Boulcott Lodge (1.6km)

Westfield Queensgate is a large shopping centre in central Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
With over 150 stores, from fashion to technology, including Event Cinemas and a food court. Westfield Queensgate is less than 5min drive, 10min bus ride or leisurely 20min walk from The Boulcott Lodge in Lower Hutt.

Boulcott Hospital and Specialist Centre

1min drive from Boulcott Lodge (700m)

Expert specialists and world-class facilities enable us to offer a wide range of surgical and after-care services.
Boulcott provides services in the following specialities: Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Rheumatology, Urology, Oral and Maxillofacial, Fertility Services, Vascular, and Anaesthetic. Only 700m from Boulcott Lodge, (1min drive, 8min walk).

Huia Swimming Pool Lower Hutt

5min drive from Boulcott Lodge (2.2km)

Come swimming in our nationally acclaimed indoor pool, or join in one of our many aquatic activities.
Open all year round and centrally located, we’ve got aquatic facilities and we are the home of the Swim City Swim School: A 25m main pool with a movable floor, a Learners pool heated to 32°, private and poolside spas, outdoor playground and outdoor toddler's pool, meeting room for hire, action-packed aquatic activities schedule, including aqua jogging and liquid fitness classes, tog shop, shower and changing rooms.

Staglands Wildlife Reserve Upper Hutt

41min drive from Boulcott Lodge (37km)

Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Cafe offers visitors the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment.
Feed and freely interact with wildlife in this very special place - the product of one man’s passion and vision to experience nature at its best. Located in the scenic Akatarawa Valley near Upper Hutt, Wellington, Staglands is a must see attraction for local families and tourists visiting the Wellington region.

Matiu Somes Island and Kapiti Island Tours

11min drive from Boulcott Lodge (6.2km)

Explore pest-free islands in the Wellington/Kapiti region.
Matiu/Somes Island is a predator-free scientific reserve. It is also a historic reserve with a rich multicultural history. 11min drive from Boulcott Lodge (6.2km).

Kapiti is one of the few accessible island nature reserves. You can observe birds that are either very rare or absent from the mainland. Access is by approved tourism operators only. 50min drive from Boulcott Lodge (51.0km).

Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Lower Hutt

11min drive from Boulcott Lodge (6.3km)

From the head of Wellington Harbour, the Rimutaka Cycle Trail circumnavigates the bush-clad Rimutaka Mountain Range, passing through tunnels on an old rail trail, and skirting around the wild southern coast.
The Rimutaka Cycle Trail is a fantastic way to explore the landscapes and history of the Wellington region. The trail terrain is varied, without being too challenging, and takes you through bush, open countryside and rugged coastline, for an unforgettable cycling journey - all on the doorstep of the capital city.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

20min drive from Boulcott Lodge (17.4km)

Te Papa is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences.
Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand at Te Papa, our bold and innovative national museum. A recognised world-leader in interactive and visitor focused museum experiences, Te Papa lets you experience the nation's art, culture and science - all in one breathtaking waterfront location. Better still, general admission is free!
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