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Mount Victoria

Alexandra Lookout Rd, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
64 4 802 4860
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Ranked #3 of 147 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Nice relaxing walk - just don't go after dark - or if you do take care as can be hard to navigate and sometimes dangerous. but you can't beat Wellington and Mt Vic on a sunny day!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Mount Victoria is the hill in the middle of Wellington. From the sumit you can see all the city and the expanse of the inner and outer harbours from Hutt City to the "Heads" The airport etc. It is a magnificent view. Tour operators run buses to the top but walking up through the bush is easy and takes 40... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The view as the sun sets from the top of Mt. Victoria is wonderful. With a simple spin you can see all of Wellington and the surrounding areas. At night the city comes alive with a million lights and sharp breeze. It's free to head to the top, but I would suggest a car or van, as it is a... More

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A total panorama view of the Wellington area can be seen from the top of Mount Vic. Well done!!! Worth the walk, and easy climb up the stairs.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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