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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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A step back in to history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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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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39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I went up here with a friend who said the views here were better than Mount Victoria and he was right you drive up to the car park and then walk up the track to where the gun emplacement is to get a fantastic view of wellington and all that surrounds it. There is also a walking track from the... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Two or three times a year, ANZAC Day for one, the historical preservation society open up the world war 2 tunnels of the gun emplacements for people to inspect. You can drive most of the way up to the top and park at the old parade ground for the army contingent based there. It is worth a visit for the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

What an amazing place. I'm ashamed to say it took us so long to go and visit Wrights Hill Fortress. Theirs a lot of history in this place and the views are stunning! There is an area where you can sit and have a picnic if you wish too. Go see it next time it's open!

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Most visitors to Wellington will make the trip at Mount Victoria. That is a great experience. However, if you want a more spectacular experience and want to put the time to do it, go to Wright's Hill. It is much higher and the view is more expansive. You look down on Mount Victoria and see much further across the harbour.

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