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Mount Kaukau

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Address: Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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The view from the top is rewarding. Mt Kaukau is a must do in the Wellington region, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors and a bit of push play. I have seen individuals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view from the top is rewarding. Mt Kaukau is a must do in the Wellington region, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors and a bit of push play. I have seen individuals run up from the Johnsonville entrance to the top, or groups of families; with kids as young as 5 walking up together. It is definitely worth... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have run/walked every track on this beautiful mountain. So many tracks starting from different suburbs like johnsonville, Mandalay, Ngaio, Simla Crescent & Crofton Downs. Some people have asked about the best view of the wind turbine, which is actually not from the top of Kaukau, but from the top of the ridge track that leads up from the Crofton Downs... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son, a couple of friends and myself decided to do the walk up Mount Kaukau. A fairly steep and uneven climb took us est. 45 mins. Up and another 45mins. down perhaps a bit longer as we lost our way back. Beautiful views from the top a bit windy typical of Wellington. Recommend wearing shoes for climbing. An excellent... More 

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Thank Lester D
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mt Kau Kau is a lovely place to go. The walk up to the top is do-able for most people, but it does get the blood pumping and the heart going due to lots of steps and being a good uphill walk. The views are worth the effort it takes to get to the top, stunning panoramic views and Wellington,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant walk initially through dense woodland (bush) on well maintained paths. We started from the car park in Khandallah and slthough the sign post states 1 hour walking readonably briskly we reached the lookout in just over 30 minutes. Although the weather was not great ( very windy with high clouds - it was winter) the views over... More 

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Thank Gareth R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Tough climb but the views at the top are worth the puffing and blowing! We suggest you start at Khandallah and walk past the café which is next to the swimming pool and head through the park to the start of the walk. Pool only open is summer but reward yourself coming down with a swim or go to the... More 

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Thank Sebastianauckland100
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Well worth the effort to get to the top for the view of the harbour, city and beyond, even in the face of a southerly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Don't miss a change to hike Mt Kay Kau it's a struggle but doable for those that Rent fit and moderate for those faintness fanatics. Plenty of stairs for a good bottom workout. It is worth every minute of the sweat as the view across Wellington is to die for especially on a sunny clear day with little wind. Pick... More 

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Thank Jamie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

It's a bit of a hike - 45-60 minutes of hard slog if you're unfit like me - but the 360 degree view from the top on a clear day is breath-taking.

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Thank Mel H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Decided to head up to my favourite spot in Wellington on a beautiful hangover free Sunday. What a day it was. 23° and a bit of wind too cool you down. I maybe biased buy this is the best view in Wellington.

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