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Mount Victoria

Address: Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 4 802 4860
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Ranked #2 of 127 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a spectacular view of the...
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Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

In good weather the views are spectacular, if it's raining and windy, don't bother as you could be knocked clear off your feet! The winding drive up to the top is a bit hairy, very narrow two way roads, so do it carefully. To me, the view from here just reinforces the city's similarity to Hong Kong.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a view and Awesome experience, we love every mins that we were up there at Mt Victoria Wellington NZ January 2015. This is the one place that you can't miss if you visit Wellington.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

we were too lazy to climb by feet - but the view is really nice. A quick drive up to there, and after that you may try to look for hobbit locations

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views from the lookout. Chance to take an aerial panorama of Wellington City. Just watch out for the wind! Make sure you dress warm, even in summer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

As far as lookouts go this would have to be one of the best ones I've seen. You see a great panoramic view of Wellington. I recommend going just before the sunset and watch the city light up before your eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Took one of the trails here to the lookout, and had a good climb. Trail is for both walkers (some with pets) and bikes, but was not busy so we were not pressured.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is for everyone - visitors or locals. Go for a walk in this fantastic green belt of Wellington. Old old trees, a number of sites where LOTR was filmed and great tracks to explore. Find yourself a spot and listen to the trees.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Absolutely stunning view and worth the drive up. Walking might be a bit of an effort though! Of course, it helps that it's free. Careful on windy days!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Love Mount Vic. From the many tracks you run/walk or mountain bike, to the cool parts you can see where they filmed scenes from Lord Of The Rings. To the amazing 360 degree views you get from the top of the city, harbour, airport etc. to the beautiful houses that litter Mount Vic. There's allot there to see and do... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a windy spot, but gives you the best view of Wellington and the surrounding areas. Beautiful on the water. Only need a few minutes to see it all. We were on the hop on hop off and that was all the time we needed.

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