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Wellington Wind Turbine

via Ashton Fitchett Drive, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
04 801 4000
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Ranked #38 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Oct 14, 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

its is a site in itself, no loos. But, bikers start from here as do walkers to the radar site on the distant shore. take wind proofs and have a flask in the car for when you get back. even a change of clothes for if its raining you will get wet! Mike

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Amazing view! Obviously very windy and cool. Especially beautiful when bright and sunny! ...................

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Kerrville, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I live in Texas, and we have these turbines in West Texas, but I have never seen one up close and personal. I loved it. I am much into renewable resources. The site had some great info about the turbines. The views from the Turbine hill are stunning. If you are in Welly, do go here.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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148 reviews 148 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Yo lada lay lada lay hee hoo! Do it. Drive up there. It's amazing. You can see the whole world and the windmill makes these fantastic "whoosh" noises. You won't be dismayed.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stunning views of Wellington are the main attraction here. Some great walking and mountain biking tracks. Definitely worth a look.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place has a gate so is only open during daylight hours and is open for an hour less in winter I think. It's a steep windy track by road but at the top of it as well as the turbine information centre and the turbine itself you can see the predator-proof-fence of the Zealandia and the mountain bike track.... More

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Wellington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Historical gem making use of Wellington's famous wind. Not too far from city and spectacular photos of the city and Cook Strait can be taken from here. Interesting story information available on the turbine and one can get quite close compared to other turbine sites.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We parked in the car park & off we ventured on the 3.2 km walk along the access road. Not long into our walk we came across an Ostrich behind a rather large fence, This bird was a tad shy & was quick to shoot thru when a fellow Ostrich appeared. Not in the least bit shy the new arrival... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Good spot to go for the view even on a windy Welly day. You can drive right up and the walk to the platform lookout is very easy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you're having trouble orientating yourself in Wellington, head up here. You will be able to see the whole area. There is a nice walk along the access road with leaves the corner of the car park and goes all the way to the giant golf ball. There are good views and you may see an Ostrich

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