Get your creative fix with the Dowse Road Trip.


Get Your
Creative Fix

With the blockbuster exhibition of the summer and plenty of local talent The Dowse Road Trip is an art lovers paradise.


Option #1

Art Addicts


For a truly art filled weekend you’ll need truly fabulous food. So start at Bellbird Eatery with a delightful pot of tea and a plate of huevos rancheros.

After brunch step inside The Dowse and indulge your eyes with Gavin Hipkins: The Domain.

With works spanning more than 20 years Hipkins’ work explores the world around us as well as the history of photography. This is an exhibition not to be missed.

Make sure to stop by MINE: The Dowse Shop and pick up a signed copy of the exhibition book.



Option #2

D.I.Y. Arts Trail


Lower Hutt always has something beautiful to discover. So pop into Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery for a slice of truly kiwi art.

Afterwards, quench your thirst at Te Puna Wai Ora and take a moment to reflect on our beautiful valley and its natural resources. 



Option #3

A Matter of Taste


Scrummy and sumptuous—make it a night to remember at Oli & Mi and enjoy a deliciously intimate dinner thanks to the delightfully passionate Yufei and Hidi. 

Independent and proud. Light House Cinema Petone show a blend of independent films and brilliant blockbusters especially curated to make sure that every night is top notch film-going experience.