Upper Hutt is a city with a population of 40,179 and is just 25 minutes drive or a 40 minute scenic train ride north from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

Upper Hutt is a geographically stunning city, nestled by the Hutt River and set amongst bush-clad hills. The city offers easy access to recreational pursuits ranging from quiet native forest and riverside walks to fishing and hunting, tramping and mountain biking.

It is the home of the internationally-recognised Royal Wellington Golf Club at Heretaunga and the Wellington Racing Club at Trentham. The annual Karapoti mountain-biking events also attracts competitors from around the world.

The city is renowned for its many parks, recreation areas like the prize-winning Maidstone Max and H2O Xtream.


Royal Wellington Golf Club at Heretaunga
Te Marua Golf Club at Te Marua
Wellington Family Speedway at Te Marua
Wellington Racing Club at Trentham
Trentham Memorial Park at Trentham
Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club at Maidstone Park
Rimutaka Rugby Football Club at Maoribank
Upper Hutt City Soccer Club at Harcourt Park
Upper Hutt Tennis Club

Secondary Schools
Heretaunga College – Decile Rating 6
Hutt International Boys’ School – Decile Rating 10
St Patrick’s College, Silverstream – Decile Rating 9
Upper Hutt College – Decile Rating 7

Other nearby private colleges
Chilton St James – Decile Rating 10
St Orans – Decile Rating 10

Intermediate Schools
Maidstone Intermediate – Decile Rating 7
Fergusson Intermediate – Decile Rating 6

Primary Schools
Upper Hutt School – Decile Rating 6
St Joseph’s School – Decile Rating 7
St Brendan’s School – Decile Rating 8
Birchville School – Decile Rating 6
Plateau School – Decile Rating 9
Maoribank School – Decile Rating 3
Fraser Crescent School – Decile Rating 5
Oxford Crescent School – Decile Rating 6
Totara Park School – Decile Rating 7
Trentham School – Decile Rating 4
Mangaroa School – Decile Rating 10
Pinehaven School – Decile Rating 10
Silverstream School – Decile Rating 10

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Last updated on 07 Nov 2018