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Mount Kaukau

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

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Decent exercise and grand views

There are several routes up the hill, from long and steep to short and, well, maybe a bit less steep. I think there is also a long and relatively gentle one but I haven't tried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There are several routes up the hill, from long and steep to short and, well, maybe a bit less steep. I think there is also a long and relatively gentle one but I haven't tried it. Worth the pull, for the panorama of Wellington and suburbs which is spread st your feet from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having lived locally most of my life I have walked up Mt Kaukau several times. The walk up the mountain can be taken from various pathways, the most popular being through Khandallah Park or from Truscott Ave. The walk up the mountain varies from closed in bush to open farmland. The path is uphill to the top, and I would... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Do this walk on a fine, still day and you will be well rewarded with spectacular views of Wellington, the harbour and surrounding farmland. It is steep in parts, but generally with well constructed steps. Gets the heart rate up and exiting via Crofton Downs gives you a nice, easy farm walk back down to the real world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The walk through the bush to the top has lots of stairs and will get you sweating, need to have a reasonable fitness however there are plenty of resting places along the way. The 360 degree view at top is very rewarding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As cities go, Wellington has some amazing scenery. From the lookout you can get an almost full 360 view, which includes dainty Wellington city nestled into the harbour as well as meandering coastlines and mountain-top panoramics . It took me 30 minutes to climb (fast paced) with plenty of steps to work up a sweat. A bus from the city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A long hike up the Mount, through the bush. Lots of different gradients on several walkways. But the view at the top, over the harbour and Wellington is worth it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A 360 view of Wellington that is unforgettable. The rolling green mountains are nothing like you would have seen before.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been walking up here ever since I was a kid, it's a great walk which boasts a great view of Wellington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A good steady up hill walk, which at some stages can become a bit congested but when you arrive at the summit, you can get an amazing view of Wellington. It is certainly well worth the effort. This a great thing to do on a calm Summer's day.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love Mt Kaukau, quite easily accessible from Wellington City, get a train to Box Hill station (Johnsonville train line from Wellington railway station) or taxi to Clarke St, Khandallah. The walk is gorgeous amongst bush and open sky with plenty of birds, and an amazing view of city from the top. Do the loop walk for maximum enjoyment. In... More 

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