We have various activities in the Hutt Valley, covering all interests, plus those who may be fans of the Lord Of the Rings series that was mostly filmed around the Wellington area. Fans can either drive themselves or do tours to respective sites of interest.
Our museum in Wellington has a shop for those who want items relating to the movies & the Stainsborough factory is locally based in the Hutt valley if you fancy a cloak or two! :-) Well worth a visit & having brought a scarf, the wool is light & very warm!! :-)
I took a group of visitors from Japan here for a meal, and it was throughly enjoyable. The performance aspect of Teppanyaki was well done, and the food was excellent as well.
The Hutt Valley is easily accessible by train or bus from Wellington & other sub cities. We have a very good network for both & can get around perfectly on either form of transport. If your wanting to travel further, then a hire care would be needed.