See & Do

See & Do


The Dowse Art Museum

Warm weather and longer days are a wonderful time to slow down and pop into our contemporary art museum for a moment of relaxation and contemplation. There‘s plenty to see for new and experienced gallery goers alike. 

Open daily 10am–5pm
FREE entry

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Gavin Hipkins: The Domain

This exhibition will be a journey through the mind of our most restlessly curious photographer. Showcasing Hipkins’ 25 year career spent exploring the history of photography and the world. More info...

Showing at The Dowse Art Museum
25 November 2017 – 25 March 2018

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Te Puna Wai Ora

A beautiful and functional artwork and a place to contemplate life and fill up on pure artesian water from the Hutt Valley aquifer. More info...

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Deryn Schmidt

With exquisite tailoring and an impeccable finish, Deryn Schmidt clothing appeals to women of all ages, who love to look and feel great, with styles that are de-aging, feminine and flattering.

Open daily

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Green Jersey Cycle Tours

Explore the Hutt with Green Jersey Explorer Tours. Cycling walking and minivan tours throughout the region and suitable for the whole family. Ride or walk our beautiful coast and rivers and explore our cultural gems. Green Jersey are conveniently located on Jackson Street near the Petone Railway station.

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Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

This family friendly gallery, right on the historic Petone seafront, is an exciting space of light and art and is known as a place to go to for local and affordable art as well as unique, New Zealand made gifts. A visit will guarantee friendly service and regularly changing exhibitions contributed to by over 300, mainly local artists, ensure there's always amazing new art to view.

Open 10am–5pm, Tues–Sun


Petone Settlers Museum
Te Whare Whakaaro

From shoreline arrivals to the industrialised centre of the country, come take a peek at what makes Petone unique. Housed in a beautiful heritage building beside the sea, we welcome you to the Petone Settlers Museum, Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-one.

Open daily 10am–4pm (Dec–Mar)
FREE entry

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Light House Cinema

Light House Cinema is an independent, locally run Wellington business. Starting from small beginnings we have steadily grown to become one of the capital's favourite movie going locations. In Petone, our cinema offers a warm and inviting venue.