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Cheap Car Hire Lower Hutt

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A rental car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring the Hutt Valley and surrounding areas. Here are a few of the many attractions you might like to consider checking out. The letters on the map match those on the tabs below, where you'll find information about each attraction. For more ideas, check out the Hutt Valley website.

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Cape Palliser

Cape Palliser is just about synonymous with seals. It is the home to the biggest fur seal colony in the entire North Island. The breeding season runs from November to January, so a visit in the summer is likely to mean spotting baby seal pups frolicking on the shore and other playful antics.

The other iconic feature here is the Cape Palliser lighthouse - although the 250 steps leading up to it may be less attractive! It’s certainly a bit of an endurance workout but from the top, the views are worth it. The rugged coast reveals itself and between the terrain and the notorious Cook Strait winds, it’s not hard to see what caused so many shipwrecks around here in years gone by. Originally installed in 1897, the cast iron lighthouse lives on atop these cliffs - a grand old dame still. There’s no public access inside however so you won’t be able to actually step inside. Painted in cheerful red and white stripes, it certainly stands out from the backdrop of cliffs and hills - only a couple of other lighthouses in all of the country are striped, as opposed to the traditional white.

This particular part of the North Island - at the most southeastern tip of the mainland - dates back the better part of a millennium to the very earliest of Maori settlers, and features heavily in the legends of Kupe. It was also a significant area for later colonial arrivals.

It’s about a two hour drive from Lower Hutt to Cape Palliser, an ideal day trip. The route there is super scenic in its own right. As you navigate the coastal roads in your rental car, views open up over the steep drops. Before reaching the lighthouse, check out the colourful and eclectic fishing village of Ngawi.


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Great for backpackers like us on a tight budget. Got to do more of the amazing things NZ offers with the money we saved. Awesome!

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