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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 145 attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lookouts, Mountains
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I did the Mount Kaukau and Northern Walkway trek as part of the same tramp with the Wellington Tramping Club. This was classified as an easy-medium tramp starting at Simla Crescent Railway Station. We immediately started on an uphill track all the way up to the top of mount Kaukau. Plenty of short rests along the way but this was... More

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Take the picturesque but modern Johnsonville trains to Raroa Station and climb Kaukau. Accessible to the slow, but steep enough to appeal to the fit for a quick run.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We walked up Mt Kaukau one day with our girls aged 8 & 5 from Truscott Avenue, just over 200 steps up but well worth the walk, it took us an hour but stopped lots & explored the tunnel on the way up at the top we were met with fantastic views of Wellington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Fantastic view on a good day. Walk up it from somewhere a bit less steep than the Khandallah end - nearer Jville there are other entries that are prettier and involve less stairs. A bit hard on the knees.

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