Exterior image of historic building facades located along a Petone street.

Historic Petone Walking Tour

According to Susan Butterworth “Pito-one was a fine place for Māori to hunt or fish but exposed to southerly storms and inconvenient for habitation. Yet here was where the NZ Company chose to establish the first settlement.” 

The session will cover themes of Petone's early settlement, industrialisation, and the history and development of Jackson Street. You will see some of Petone's remaining important early buildings and learn about their past and present uses. Come and explore the history of this special place with people who are passionate about it.

Health & Safety

This is an outdoor walk, and will involve traversing footpaths and street crossings in a busy commercial area. Registrants will be advised to dress for the weather in advance, and will be cautioned on the day about traffic and uneven footpaths.

Please wear good shoes and dress for the weather. The tour may be cancelled in bad weather.

6 Britannia Street, Petone. Meet at Petone Community House.


Lower Hutt


Walking Tour

Event times

Fully booked

1-3pm Fri 27 Oct

Booking requiredFree

1-3pm Sun 29 Oct

Booking requiredFree8 spots remaining

Book tour via petonehistories2@gmail.com

Petone Historical Society

Petone Historical Society Inc has been active since the late 1980s. Its objectives are to research and promote an understanding of Petone and nearby areas.

Email: petonehistories@gmail.com