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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 143 attractions in Wellington
Type: Lookouts, Mountains
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Welington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We did a walk back in March 2013. It took us a while to find the entrance, and then getting confused where to go as the signs were not clear. The trail is considered easy walking. The view on the top is stunning.

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Hong Kong, China
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134 reviews 134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent 90 minutes doing a circle hike up one side of Mt. Kaukau, and then down the other, starting and ending at Khandallah park. Would recommend this hike to anyone wanting a bit of physical exercise with lovely views over Wellington and surrounding countryside as the reward. (It is a fairly steady climb up the side of Mt. Kaukau,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great walk, my wife is recovering from a broken ankle and this was her first major hike since getting back on her feet so we took it slow. The view is spectacular and the scenery along the way is full of wonderful botany and birds. Do it, you really should make the effort....it'll be worth your while

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Went up for the second time today and had wonderful clear views around Wellington and to the South Island. Well worth the effort with the steps and slopes to get there! Good walking shoes needed. Take a cover-up, first time I went up it was extremely windy and cold, though it wasn't at "base" level" and a low bank of... More

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Wamberal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Stunning views of Wellington - an effort to get here but once on top, you will appreciate the effort. Wellington looks much better when you look down from above.

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