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Address: Campbell St | Karori, Wellington 6005, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860 (Visitor Information Centre)
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This is the best view of Wellington and area

We stopped at Mt Victoria in the morning on our tour with John from Capital Personalized Tours, but he saved the best for last because the was the best panoramic view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
anonymoussfh
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north carolina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Mt Victoria in the morning on our tour with John from Capital Personalized Tours, but he saved the best for last because the was the best panoramic view of Wellington. It was a little walk to the top but not bad...fairly level. The history of the area was interesting and it would've been neat if the bunkers... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

If there is an open day on get up there and checkout the tunnels that run under the hill as well as all the gun mounts. With great views over the city it's a good place to take the kids for a breath of fresh air.

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Thank D P
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The gun emplacement is only open 4 days a year (Waitangi Day, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday and Labour Day), otherwise it is fenced off and you can only view the emplacement from the top. There are excellent harbour views, but be prepared with warm clothes as there is no cover at the top of the hill. The gun emplacement (the... More 

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Thank Rodman100
wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A good stopping point if doing the nice walk through the bush from over by Zealandia, but you can drive up. Explore the tunnels on Open Days, otherwise enjoy the view over Karori and Wellington, read the interesting signs and plaques, check out the gun emplacements.

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Thank nzvegan
Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and son visited Wright's Hill on Anzac Day, this being their second time. Once again they were not disappointed to step back in time to WWII and learning about the history of Wellington during that time. It is only open to the public several times a year and a must see for enthusiasts.

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Thank christine l
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is only open a few days a year, but if you get the opportunity you really want to visit it. The tunnels are very impressive (especially their length) and the gun emplacements are impressive. You may find some hidden tunnels and the occasional weta. We spent a good 2 hours in there with a 4 year old. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Open only a couple of times a year Wright's Hill reminds us of the paranoia of World War II. Tunnels criss cross gun emplacements and old ammo dumps. You can relieve the full paranoia on these open days and march up and down the old marching up and down parade ground.

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Thank Atomic T
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place isn't open all year round and is manned by volunteers from the Wright's Hill Preservation Society. It's open on Anzac Day and also some days over Easter. I remember enjoying visiting the site and going in through the tunnels under the hill and seeing a larger room which I think was the room they used to store batteries... More 

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Thank 922Wellingtonian
Wellington, New Zealand
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

There are 4-5 open days every year and we managed to make it to one in late December. The place has an interesting history and the walk through the tunnels is amusing and there are some exits which also provide some exceptional views of Wellington. Probably best to not take a buggy through the tunnels as it's not super wide... More 

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Thank Fifi L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My girlfriend found this place on a website before we reached New Zealand &, knowing my interest in military history, emailed Mike at the Wright's Hill Fortress restoration society about the feasibility of a tour of the instillation. He couldn't have been more accommodating. There was a nominal fee that goes towards helping with the restoration but we were happy... More 

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