"Tourist Information and Accommodation" Petone Favorite Tip by Kakapo2

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Visitor Information

There is no official Visitor Information Centre (i-site) in Petone, as Petone is part of Hutt City. But you might stumble over some information brochures and maps (not a lot!) in the Settlers Museum, or grab them in Wellington.

The i-site is in Lower Hutt.

Address and Contact Details:
?The Pavillion?
25 Laings Road
Lower Hutt

Phone (04) 560 4715
Website: www.huttvalleynz.com
Email: info@huttvalleynz.com

Opening Hours:
Mon ? Fri 9am ? 5pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 9am ? 3pm


As we have had quite a big mess about accommodation tips on VT when the tips contained more than one hotel, motel, etc. I will not post this general tip in the accommodation section. Otherwise somebody might feel intrigued to put the name of one provider into the header and miss the idea of my tip.

As I have not stayed in Petone but got some local knowledge by wandering the streets and looking at some accommodation, I can tell you what is available and where. You can also find more information on the Hutt Valley and NZ Motels websites:



There are two major areas. One is The Esplanade which would be my choice because of the harbour views and relative quietness of the place. The other one is along the Hutt Road but this is along the railway line. The hotels/motels further out there are already in a suburb named Alicetown, and then just a few places in Hutt Central. The Holiday Park is south of the Hutt River, so strictly spoken not in Petone. It is in a corner of Hutt Park and the Golf Course. Well, nevertheless I can imagine more scenic places.

Accommodation along The Esplanade:

83 By the Sea Motor Lodge
83 The Esplanade
Rates from NZ$ 115 (studio, microwave only)
Phone (04) 569 8121
Email: info@83bythesea.co.nz

Foreshore Motor Lodge
5 Nelson Street
Rates from NZ$ 95 ? 120 (for studio, microwave only)
Phone (04) 939 3609
Email: foreshore@paradise.net

On Hutt Road:

Settlers Motor Lodge
83 ? 85 Hutt Road
Rates from NZ$ 115 (double studio)
Phone (04) 939 4088
Email: settlers@xtra.co.nz

Midway Pacifica Lodge
89 Hutt Road
Rates from NZ$ 94 (double studio without kitchen; with kitchen from NZ$ 109)
Phone (04) 569 3735
Email: midwaypacificalodge.co.nz

Du Pont Motels
95 Hutt Road
Rates from NZ$ 105 (twin studio)
Phone (04) 569 3799
Freephone (NZ only) 0508 387668
Email: dupont@globe.co.nz

The Holiday Park

Wellington Top 10 Holiday Park
95 Hutt Park Road
Phone (04)
Freephone (within NZ only) 0800 488 872
Email: info@huttpark.co.nz

Rates (as Nov. 2009):
Motels ? Studio NZ$ 115/125, Family self contained units 140, 2 bedrooms 160.
Cabins with kitchen NZ$ 75, family 95
Bunk cabins NZ$ 55
Powered and non-powered sites NZ$ 40

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  • Updated Nov 29, 2009
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