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Mount Victoria
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Owner description: High lookout point along Wellington's Southern Walkway gives visitors a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings.
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The views from this were incredable. We went up at night as well as the day. The drive up was great too, some of the architectural designs of the houses are amazing.

Visited April 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Great view”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

A friend took me up Mt Victoria....and loved the views of the city and the sea...amazing! Some great information to learn up there also

Visited November 2012
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“wonderful views”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

The views of the city are breathtaking! Its a wonderful photo opportunity.Even on a dull day it was woth the trip.

Visited March 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Flying visit”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The must see for a visit to Wellington, even passing through. The panoramic view gives you the scale of the nation's capital.

Visited February 2013
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Buffalo, NY
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“Great Drive Up to Mt. Victoria--Fantastic Views from the Summit”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

After several false starts, we finally found the road leading up to Mt. Victoria [look for the brown signs, even though they are too small to read easily and even after reading them, you will not be sure where they are pointing to]. I love driving terribly steep, winding, narrow roads, and this road was one of the best of that ilk. Once you leave the main shore road and head up, it is about a 10 minute drive--if you do not miss a turn, but you will. Signage is a joke here. But trek on, the drive is great and once you get to the peak, you will be blown away--literally and visually. In one direction you see the Wellington Harbor and perhaps the InterIslander Ferry or a huge cruise ship, as well as portions of Wellington. Turn 50 degrees to the right, and you might see a plane on its landing pattern coming from the west side of the island to land on the east side at the Wellington International Airport. Turn another 60 degrees to your right, and there is Lyall Bay with the airport landing strip on the water's edge. There is no end to the amazing views from Mt. Victoria--including the mountain bikers who use the roads up to this summit for practice.
My wife and I had already spent 20 days driving the south island and seen mountains, glaciers, fjords, sounds, bays and more--but we were still awed by the views from Mt. Victoria.

Visited March 2013
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