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

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Good climb and spectacular views

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

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

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 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Do this walk on a fine, still day and you will be well rewarded with spectacular views of Wellington, the harbour and surrounding farmland. It is steep in parts, but generally with well constructed steps. Gets the heart rate up and exiting via Crofton Downs gives you a nice, easy farm walk back down to the real world.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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