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

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My very favourite hill climb!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand

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

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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Hastings
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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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New Delhi, India
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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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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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Address: Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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