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Mount Victoria

Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
64 4 802 4860
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Ranked #3 of 146 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A decent walk, not too challenging but worth it to see the views over Wellington. You can drive to the top if you don't fancy the walk.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit Wellington on one of it's non-windy days, so our visit to Mount Victoria was fantastic. Great views of the city and bay and some interesting sculptures as well. If it's a windy day i'd highly recommend taking a windproof jacket and maybe gloves. We drove to the top but saw many people hiking and... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved every moment of this hike. Gorgeous views and a lovely, slightly strenuous hike. Would have been horribly lost without Google Maps, though.

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Auckland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

WOW what awesome views from this lookout - out across the harbor to Petone & Hutt, airport and harbor entrance and city itself. A lovely sunny day made this a bonus. The information provided at the lookout shows clearly what has made Wellington the city it is and is quite informative. Well worth the trip to the top.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited on a lovely fine day in Wellington. Great views over the city and harbor. Road up to top is good. Worth the ride.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great place for the Wellington night lights. From the lookout you can see the city right below your foot - definitely a great place to be at after a nice dinner. A car will be helpful as it's quite a way up!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very nice walk to watch sunset/ rise. Very steep to get your heart rate up if walking from the bottom. Well worth the walk up for an amazing view of harbour and city. Especially at dusk. Just don't get lost!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Be prepared to be blown away by the great view and on some days by the wind. This is a must see in Wellington.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Mount Victoria is a decent-sized hill that offers great views of the city and harbour, especially on a sunny, clear, blue-sky day! It is located close enough to the ferry terminals that it makes a great attraction at which to kill some time prior to boarding a ferry between Wellington and Picton. If you are feeling adventurous or in need... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Steep climb but worth it for the the views for Wellington harbour and city. Can get very very windy.

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