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Address: Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 4 802 4860
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Description: High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a...
High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings.
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The hike up to mount vic definitely gets the blood pumping and can take some effort but 100% doable! The views all the way up alongside the coast is beautiful, the houses which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The hike up to mount vic definitely gets the blood pumping and can take some effort but 100% doable! The views all the way up alongside the coast is beautiful, the houses which are scattered all along the mountain are all different shapes and styles and fascinating to see how the other half live ;) their views are breathtaking. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to see the whole of Wellington and it's beautiful harbor than Mount Victoria is a must see. The roads getting there are quite narrow and steep so driving is a bit slow. There is public transportation available however. It can be quite windy at the top so a light coat or rap would be suggested.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely had a blast with my friends here! Great view, gorgeous hike! Takes some effort but definitely doable. Good photo-op location.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Not only does the housing on the hillside remind me of some Mediterranean places, but the view from the top is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Transport yourself totally out of a large city by doing this hike. About 45 minutes uphill, it was more steep than first thought but really enjoyed it. All the trees made us feel as if we were in the bush, a full on forest, rather than simply in a big city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very windy up there but a great way to take in the views of the Capital City. It's amazing to see how short the airport runway is!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Walked up it one afternoon. I was going to hire a bike and ride, but it was Sunday and most shops were closed to hire from. I think riding up would of killed me, but it still would of been amazing to ride around the Southern Walkway on an MTB (preferably a good spex full sus one). I walked up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were on a coach tour so Mount Victoria was on the itinerary. There were quite a few stairs to climb to the very top but the panoramic views that awaited us were well worth the climb. Wellington was spread out in all directions and what a beautiful city it is. It was an overcast day but even so views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It was a little hard to find a proper route to the mountain, but our path contained some LOTR filming locations and the climb was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Day or night, this is the BEST place to look out over Wellington. Good facilities, and the views are simply magnificent. If you are in the area of the Botanical Gardens, cable car, etc.. you should definitely add this to your spots to stop. ;-)

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