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Address: Campbell St | Karori, Wellington 6005, New Zealand
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+64 4 476 8593
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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GREAT WORLD WAR TWO FORTRESS

The first advice I would give is that you should visit the web site. This will answer all the questions and MOST IMPORTANTLY it provides details of OPEN DAYS and admission... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Allan O
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first advice I would give is that you should visit the web site. This will answer all the questions and MOST IMPORTANTLY it provides details of OPEN DAYS and admission prices. The tunnels etc are being continuously restored and is a great part of Wellington's World War Two military past. This experience involves walks through war time tunnels and... More 

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China
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very good for a walk out, and up to the top for views into the Karori Sanctuary and across Wellington to the harbour

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stopped in Queens Birthday weekend for a look. It was an amazing day and the place was packed, since the fortress only opens on public holidays. We paid our $16.00 for 2 adults and read the information in the waiting room which was packed full of good information. On entering the tunnels it was exciting to be wandering around in... More 

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north carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

We stopped at Mt Victoria in the morning on our tour with John from Capital Personalized Tours, but he saved the best for last because the was the best panoramic view of Wellington. It was a little walk to the top but not bad...fairly level. The history of the area was interesting and it would've been neat if the bunkers... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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381 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

If there is an open day on get up there and checkout the tunnels that run under the hill as well as all the gun mounts. With great views over the city it's a good place to take the kids for a breath of fresh air.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

The gun emplacement is only open 4 days a year (Waitangi Day, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday and Labour Day), otherwise it is fenced off and you can only view the emplacement from the top. There are excellent harbour views, but be prepared with warm clothes as there is no cover at the top of the hill. The gun emplacement (the... More 

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wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

A good stopping point if doing the nice walk through the bush from over by Zealandia, but you can drive up. Explore the tunnels on Open Days, otherwise enjoy the view over Karori and Wellington, read the interesting signs and plaques, check out the gun emplacements.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and son visited Wright's Hill on Anzac Day, this being their second time. Once again they were not disappointed to step back in time to WWII and learning about the history of Wellington during that time. It is only open to the public several times a year and a must see for enthusiasts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is only open a few days a year, but if you get the opportunity you really want to visit it. The tunnels are very impressive (especially their length) and the gun emplacements are impressive. You may find some hidden tunnels and the occasional weta. We spent a good 2 hours in there with a 4 year old. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Open only a couple of times a year Wright's Hill reminds us of the paranoia of World War II. Tunnels criss cross gun emplacements and old ammo dumps. You can relieve the full paranoia on these open days and march up and down the old marching up and down parade ground.

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