Heretaunga College is centrally located in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt is located 30 kilometres from Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, in a river valley surrounded by bush and hills. Regular train services connect Upper Hutt to Wellington, allowing easy access to museums, art galleries, theatres, shopping and tertiary institutions.
Upper Hutt is a city of 36,660 just 25 minutes' drive or a 40-minute scenic train ride north from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Between Wellington and Upper Hutt is the city of Lower Hutt.
From Upper Hutt all the wonderful facilities and resources of the Wellington region are available including a range of exciting outdoor activities, shopping centres, beaches, native bush and sports facilities including golf clubs, horse riding school, and sailing clubs.
The Hutt Valley has been made famous in the three Lord of The Rings movies as many scenes were filmed in and around the Hutt Valley. The river Anduin in the Fellowship of The Ring is the Hutt River.