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Mount Kaukau

Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Very Windy

While Mt Kau Kau provides a good workout and great views, it gets very windy at the very top where... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
Best views.

It's a steep climb but worth it for the views. I really doubt you'd regret making the effort to go... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2015
Ruth M
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Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

While Mt Kau Kau provides a good workout and great views, it gets very windy at the very top where it is mostly exposed. Tip - bring sunscreen, water and a jacket. It is nice to get dropped off at Johnsonville's entrance to walk up...More

Thank ChocolateCrackers
Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's a steep climb but worth it for the views. I really doubt you'd regret making the effort to go up here, just probably try and go when the weather is alright!

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Views will wow you as you start climbing up the track from Khandalah. You can see all the way down south to the inlet in Porirrua on a nice clear day. Not a place to go to when it is raining coz it can be...More

Thank Greenbelle
Reviewed September 8, 2015

We walked up MT KauKau for Guy Fawkes last year. Make sure you take a couple of torches and something warm to drink at the top as it can get windy. It's a lovely walk up especially at sun rise or sun set. The view...More

Thank AnnaS1016
Reviewed September 5, 2015

Started the hike from Simla Crescent and ascended to Mt Kaukau. The hike is energetic but not too taxing and the views at the top are worth it.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed August 31, 2015

The walk up is a bit challenging for the less sporty ones, but a very nice walk anyway. The views of Wellington are great from the top. Watch out for the wind...

Thank GaroKiwi
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Couldn't resist the challenge to walk Mt Kaukau. Word of warning - WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR WITH GRIP. About 2.9k on constructed stairs and basic walking track with exposed tree roots, and rocks, so watch what you're doing. Hard haul up to the top - be...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great 360 degree view. Plan to do it on a nice day with no wind however. Great either biking or walking

Thank chch2010
Reviewed August 13, 2015

After breakfast at a local cafe Dunshea's ( only a short walk away) - climbing up to the top of Mt Kaukau was just the coolest thing to do ! Highly recommended for anyone with 'some level of fitness'. Getting there does involve a fair...More

Thank Filippo777
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Walk it, you'll love the 360 view from the top. It is not difficult, and will take about 30 minutes from the Kandallah Pool car park. Bush covered most of the way, good walking track opens out onto a grassy track near top. Stop there...More

Thank Chris B
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May 22, 2017|
Response from B E | Reviewed this property |
Yes :)
January 31, 2016|
Response from AnnaS1016 | Reviewed this property |
Simla Cres gives a view of the wind turbines. Truscott Ave is closer to a railway station
January 31, 2016|
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Response from RayC888 | Reviewed this property |
You're not likely to see any sheep or cattle until you reach the summit as the way you're planning on walking up is too dense and no grazing spots. Just remember to close any gates you come across to stop them wandering off... More