Leave Foxton and
head south on SH1. You will pass through the small settlements of Poroutawhao
and Heatherlea before soon arriving in the bustling city of Levin. Check out
the picturesque Lake Horowhenua nearby.
Leaving Levin south
on SH1 you will pass through the towns of Ohau, Manakau, Otaki, Te Horo, Waikanae,
Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Pukerua Bay, and Plimmerton.
Soon you arrive
in Porirua. Check out the local museums, and retail mall - said to be the
biggest in the region.
From Porirua, SH1
becomes a motorway system through Linden, Tawa, Redwood, and Glenside, all
the way to central Wellington City.
Masterton to Wellington
on SH2 and head south. You pass through Carterton, known for its daffodils
and wild flowers.
Not much further
on is Greytown, one of the most picturesque towns in the country. Its colonial
past is on show in all its splendor.
While there, take
a detour to the Martinborough vineyards by taking a left at the southern end
of the town.
Back on SH2 you
finally come to Featherston, the last town before hitting the Rimutaka Range.
While there, take a trip south to Cape Palliser and see the seal colony and
you head west over the Rimutaka Range. Be sure to check weather conditions
because the road can be closed during the winter.
Once reaching the
other side you are now in Upper Hutt, the top end of the Hutt Valley and first
inkling of the greater Wellington region.
Carry on down SH2,
which follows the Hutt River, and you pass through Lower Hutt and other suburbs
of Hutt Valley before finally hitting Wellington
is recommended that you have detailed road maps before departing on your trip