Belmont, Wellington

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For the suburb of North Shore (Auckland), see Belmont, Auckland.
Basic information
Local authority Lower Hutt City
Population 2,568 (2006 [1])
Northeast Kelson
East Avalon
Southeast Naenae
South Boulcott
Southwest Tirohanga

Belmont is a suburb of Lower Hutt, to the north of Wellington in the North Island of New Zealand. It is on the west bank of the Hutt River, on State Highway 2 (SH 2), the Wellington-Hutt main road, and across the river from the centre of Lower Hutt.

It borders the Belmont Regional Park and as such is surrounded by native bush and beautiful views.

Raphael House[edit]

The area is home to Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School (a Waldorf school).

Photo of Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Belmont, Lower Hutt from the road that runs below
Raphael House Rudolf Stenier School

History: Belmont Picnic Grounds[edit]

The Belmont Picnic Grounds were a popular venue for outings in the early 1900s. They were operated originally by Mr Kilminster (ca. 1911-1914),[2] then by Mr C. E. Clarke (ca. 1914-1919)[3] and finally by Mrs Eliza Presants, wife of Philip Robert Presants, ca. 1920-1932.[4][5]


The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences has a kiosk substation in the area.[citation needed]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hutt City Council - 2006 Hutt City Demographic Profile Archived December 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved: 7 January 2009
  2. ^ Evening Post, 19 Jan 1911, p. 8
  3. ^ Evening Post, 10 Nov 1914, p. 1
  4. ^ Evening Post, 11 Dec 1920, p. 6
  5. ^ Evening Post, 9 Apr 1932, p. 1

Coordinates: 41°11′27″S 174°55′11″E / 41.19083°S 174.91972°E / -41.19083; 174.91972