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Address: Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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Nice and windy!

The walk up is a bit challenging for the less sporty ones, but a very nice walk anyway. The views of Wellington are great from the top. Watch out for the wind...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The walk up is a bit challenging for the less sporty ones, but a very nice walk anyway. The views of Wellington are great from the top. Watch out for the wind...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Couldn't resist the challenge to walk Mt Kaukau. Word of warning - WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR WITH GRIP. About 2.9k on constructed stairs and basic walking track with exposed tree roots, and rocks, so watch what you're doing. Hard haul up to the top - be warned if you're not so fit, or not comfortable on uneven ground. If that doesn't... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great 360 degree view. Plan to do it on a nice day with no wind however. Great either biking or walking

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After breakfast at a local cafe Dunshea's ( only a short walk away) - climbing up to the top of Mt Kaukau was just the coolest thing to do ! Highly recommended for anyone with 'some level of fitness'. Getting there does involve a fair amount of uphill and long sections of stairs, but once at the top the views... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walk it, you'll love the 360 view from the top. It is not difficult, and will take about 30 minutes from the Kandallah Pool car park. Bush covered most of the way, good walking track opens out onto a grassy track near top. Stop there for a picnic and enjoy the vista!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are in Wellington & want to get some aerobic exercise do this! Catch a train or bus to Simla crescent, walk up Simla a little way and there's the start of the track. Plenty of steps, good quality track, very nice bush. As you climb look back at the views. Or do as I do and DON"T till... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The walk was quite tricky in places but i only have a mild fitness level and managed ok....the walk took a while we went from simla terrace at the bottom by the khandalla pools.......but was absaloutely worth the walk when you get to the top and see such a spectacular 360 view of wellington and surrounding areas. Lots of wildlife,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Go on a clear day. It's a steep hike up but well worth it when you get to the top. Magnificent views. Take a picnic up with you and enjoy and take the time. Then in summer there is a pool at the bottom to enjoy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed a great walk on a lovely day. Be prepared for a steep climb, so not for the unfit.mthe views of Wellington are spectacular! Well worth a morning excercise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We walked up from Simla Tce (?), took under an hour for the return trip. A good climb up, gets the heart rate up. Awesome view and well worth the effort. Glad we found this walk. Will definitely be back for more walking in Wellington, a great place fir walking. Wear good footwear and an extra layer - was very... More 

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