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Mount Kaukau

Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #10 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lookouts, Mountains
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Walking up this hill every second day will be the ebst work out you've ver doen to your body. When you reach the top, You can see wellington and suburbs hidden behind mt kaukau, its a beautiul view and there is a large large platform for viewing purposes. I highly recommend gouign with freinds. dont g o by yourself just... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was a Mother's Day outing to climb Mt Vic and then Mt Kaukau, this the second held different and magnificent views of Wellington. My first experience of wind turbines and not a negative one, they have their own beauty. I loved the windy arrival at the top and to see many families there enjoying time together.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

when I had been there I was luckily plenty of sunshine that day, its one of the best place to visit and must do thing in wellington. Situated next to khandalla park. You need to trek around 45 mins to reach to the top next to the tower. Quite stiff way but once you reached at the top the view... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Once you reach the top (with the cows) you will not need my review. amazing sites of Wellington and the surrounding area, although it does get very windy!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a great place to go to see 360 degree views of Wellington on a fine sunny day. It is a bit of a hike up the hill and depending on which track you take depends on the difficulty. It is steep in parts and some tracks have steps in places. Most of the tracks start in the bush... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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76 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I used to do the walk to the top most weekends when I lived in Wellington. Starting from Khandallah Park (by the open air pool and the cafe), the track is clear but is steep in places. Be prepared for lots of steps! Once you get to the top the views are amazing. On a clear day you can see... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Mt Kau Kau is a mountain located north of the city and has a number of different tracks to choose from so you can reach the top and the stunning views of wellington harbour for free. The track I usually take starts in johnsonville and can take about an hour round trip to get to the top and back down.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's been many years since I trekked up to Mt KauKau, but I'm writing a review anyway, as I regularly used to pack a lunch and head up for a walk on my own, with the family, friends or with our family dog. Visiting recently with my husband, I so wanted to take him up there, but we were strapped... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The walk had options of moderate or difficult tracks. The moderate one had some track and some steps with various places to stop and catch your breath while looking out over Wellington city and harbour. At the top ( which takes about 45 mins) is a seating area and a plaque pointing out various points of interest including the harbour,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

After a coffee and cake at the cafe at the btm, we were primed for the steep bush track leading up to the barren grassy hilltop where the view of Wellington harbour to the south are astounding.we sat and ate our picnic lunch near the top, in a sheltered spot where the wind din't blow our hair in our faces!... More

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