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“One of my favourite walks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Kaukau

Mount Kaukau
Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #10 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“One of my favourite walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mt Kaukau can get very crowded on the weekends - best to head off up there first thing. Splendid views over Wellington

Visited January 2013
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“Are we there yet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Overlooking Wellington and home to numerous trails, fauna and flora, Mt Kaukau most commonly accessed from Khandallah (at the end of the road that leads to the bowling club). Strongly recommend taking a light jumper and some water as the walk up can be strenuous for some (well over 500 steps up) and it can be fairly windy at the top. On the way up the climb may seem endless but it's well worth it: amazing views. For the more athletic, Mt Kaukau leads onto the Skyline track. A track at least 12 to 14 km long if you take it all the way to Makara peak. Along the way there are numerous exits into Ngaio, Wilton, Karori should you want a shorter walk.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“WOW what a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you want great panoramic views over Wellington and the surrounding area, the hike up Mt Kaukau is well worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Worth the climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is my local mountain (large hill by local standards) great walk, or run if you are keen. Awesome views. My profile pic from here Christmas Day 2012.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Worth a hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great place to hike, beautiful surroundings.
Perfect view of Wellington!
Enjoy the experience.
Safe.

Visited December 2012
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