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

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Healthy trek

One of the first trek in wellington, you will enjoy the changing shades of green around while you trek. It will test your lungs and your fitness.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One of the first trek in wellington, you will enjoy the changing shades of green around while you trek. It will test your lungs and your fitness.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If your feeling fit and its a good day then you really should take a trip to the top of Mt Kaukau. It has 360 degree views accross the city. If its windy dress warm. The Skyline walkway is also a good option for people who have a spare day (around 3 hours to Karori from Kaukau summit.

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just an hour walking takes you to a view all over Wellington. Take a camera and binoculars. It was a fine day when we went, the turbine blades stood still.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You need to be fairly fir, but if not just take your time. Its worth it for the great views. I walked up in about 30 minutes and 10 minutes to run down

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Start your day off at Khandallah Park, a suburb within Wellington with an outdoor swim or on the playground. Then, take one of the many dirt trails through the foliage to the top (which is the highest point in Wellington). Sometimes you can see bulls or sheep grazing at the top, or grazing on the hillside. Amazing views of harbor,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As detailed by other contributors the 360 degree views are fantastic and certainly the best I saw in Wellington. I walked up and back via Bells Track which starts at the top of Awarua Street in Ngaio. A few days before I had walked most of the way up via Simla Cres Khandallah (I ran out of time). Ideally I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best view of the city and surrounds we have found, and we have walked a lot around Wellington. We take all our guests here. Originally we walked up from Khandallah park which was very steep but totally worth it when you come out at the top, or you can walk to it from Karori along the skyline walkway. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I loved the Mount Kaukau walk my brother and I did yesterday morning. We took the alternative route up, which is quite strenuous but provided absolutely stunning views of the city all the way up to the top. The track is well sign posted once you get to Khandallah pool. The views at the top are absolutely magnificent. The South... More 

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

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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