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For the suburb of North Shore (Auckland), see Belmont, Auckland.
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Belmont
Basic information
Local authority Lower Hutt City
Population 2,568 (2006)
Surrounds
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

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

Raphael house rudolf steiner school photo from road
Raphael House Rudolf Stenier School

History: Belmont Picnic Grounds

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

GNS

The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences has a kiosk substation in the area.

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

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