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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 #9 of 127 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The walk through the bush to the top has lots of stairs and will get you sweating, need to have a reasonable fitness however there are plenty of resting places along the way. The 360 degree view at top is very rewarding.

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As cities go, Wellington has some amazing scenery. From the lookout you can get an almost full 360 view, which includes dainty Wellington city nestled into the harbour as well as meandering coastlines and mountain-top panoramics . It took me 30 minutes to climb (fast paced) with plenty of steps to work up a sweat. A bus from the city... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A long hike up the Mount, through the bush. Lots of different gradients on several walkways. But the view at the top, over the harbour and Wellington is worth it all.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A 360 view of Wellington that is unforgettable. The rolling green mountains are nothing like you would have seen before.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been walking up here ever since I was a kid, it's a great walk which boasts a great view of Wellington.

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wellington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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