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Address: via Ashton Fitchett Drive, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 801 4000
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The largest wind turbine in the country. It was even more awesome being under it in 100kph winds. This powers 490 homes..

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
RossdBoss0no
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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The largest wind turbine in the country. It was even more awesome being under it in 100kph winds. This powers 490 homes..

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This requires a car (or a mountain bike!) to get to the top of the Brooklyn Hill. Serious walkers can walk up many of the tracks that head up there from the city however). Amazing views from the Kaikoura Mountains in the South Island, to the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges to the north. Staggering views.

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Thank NZAlec
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Sheep everywhere - and a nice walk to the stand under the turbine. Fantastic view of the water below.

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Thank H W
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I saw these wind turbines from a distance only but it blew me away. Heaps and heaps of them. Would like to get closer next time.

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Payson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Going past the wind turbines was view we had by taking the Kiwi Coastal Tour. Don't waste your time booking this by itself. If you're from the USA this is the smallest wind farm we've ever seen.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Just visited the wind turbine, one week after it got working. Not quite there yet as the building site is still closed off. Very impressive turbine, even as you approach from the road you see these immense blades whooshing through the air. In a couple of months, it will be well worth the visit. Special note: Even on a lovely... More 

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Be blown away by 360 degree panoramic views of Wellington, a blistering windy day it was worth the trip to view the city's surroundings and the amazing park the birds all huddled on windless perches, i forgot my camera on this outing.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

For those who enjoy hunting top views, enjoy a strong breeze and are keen on renewable energy, this is the bees knees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Most of these turbines are in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Wellington and there are a lot of tracks for tramping there, so you could combine your visit with some physical exercise as well. It looks really huge when you are close to it and you can learn about how they are constructed and what benefits they have for Wellington region... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Worth the trip up above the city also next to a nature reserve that is in the city....the sounds of all the different bird songs are amazing. The few is incredible overlooking all of WEllington and the surrounding coastline and further inland up towards the Lower Hutt valley.

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