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Mount Kaukau

Address: Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #10 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Outdoors

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wellington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
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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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Havelock North, New Zealand
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

i used to live on the foot of Mt Kau Kau on the Johnsonville side. i ventured up the alot in my childhood and only once as an adult as i no longer live in wellington. i tried to climb up 2 days ago but the weather was so bad that i thought id leave it and climb up when... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a view. It is hard and if unfit, take many photos on the way! This is a must do for a Wellingtonian, just like Wrights Hill. Take the kids and some sandwiches and a flask, have a picnic at the top. A group family photo every year as they get older.... Mike

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wonderful walk through native bush then climb for 30 minutes or so quite steep at times. Magnificent views from the summit of Wellington on a good day, or invigorating on a windy one.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

this is a majestic place where you need to see to believe, if you think you can do it you should and you will not regret it

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Easy access from Khandallah Park to one of the most spectacular views of Wellington city, Porirua Harbour, and the northern part of the South Island.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I went up there last Saturday. It's pretty much 2.5-3 km uphill walk (`400m elevation) with a few stairs in between. In average you will need 25-40 minutes to go up there and yes i'ts a bit of a small workout. The big bonus are the awesome 360 degree views from up there. Especially on a sunny day it's absolute... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Wellington weather certainly turned it on for us with no wind, yes no wind, and a sunny day. Views were excellent and well worth the walk up. Would recommend this to any body to walk up and see the spender of the capital city.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A group of us made the trek to the top of the hill to enjoy amazing views of Wellington - able to see down to the city and across to Makara including the wind farm!! Although a definite climb all the way up, there was a sense of achievement at reaching the summit and taking in the panorama. At the... More 

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