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Mount Victoria

Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
64 4 802 4860
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Ranked #3 of 145 attractions in Wellington
Type: Lookouts
Description: High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings.
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Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

When my husband and I first arrived in Wellington for an 8-month stay in the country, we were told that Mount Vic was the place to go for great views of the surroundings. We chose not to have a car, so we hiked over (and up!) to the summit. The trails are beautiful, and we had fun imagining the spots... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant panoramic views of the Wellington CBD, the basin and the harbour stretching out to the island heads. Breath taking views, but be sure to take a coat with you, because standing atop the windy lookout in the winter will definitely sap every last bit of warmth out of your body.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very easy to access to the summit as you can drive all the way top and find parking there. The views of the city are good, though Wellington is honestly not the most impressive looking city. A good place to go to if you're staying in Wellington as you get to have an obstructed view in most directions.

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great views of wellington and Mirramarr provided the weather is kind (which it wasn't when we visited)

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Perth
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a drizzly weather during our stay in Wellington but drove to Mount Victoria to visit the lookout. The views were good for the day but I can only imagine they must be amazing during a sunny weather.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On a clear day the panoramic views are great. It was a bit hazy while we were there, but still impressive.

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Toorak, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On a wildly windy wet day we climbed the steps, quite a lot up to the very top and although it was freezing it was worth the climb! The views are spectacular, 360 degrees. You can drive to the car park and if steps are not for you then you can still see plenty.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great views of the city for visitor's and can watch planes taking off or landing if you are a plane spotter

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Easy to access Mt Vic from the Copthorne. You can do a great bush walk for an hour before breakfast.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent 360 view of Wellington after a pretty steep windy drive to get there , would be even better on a fine day

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