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Review of Mount Kaukau

Mount Kaukau
Ranked #23 of 236 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

After a coffee and cake at the cafe at the btm, we were primed for the steep bush track leading up to the barren grassy hilltop where the view of Wellington harbour to the south are astounding.we sat and ate our picnic lunch near the top, in a sheltered spot where the wind din't blow our hair in our faces! you need to be a bit fit and at least 6 years old, really.Or 60 plus!

Thank Ruth898
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I did the Mount Kaukau and Northern Walkway trek as part of the same tramp with the Wellington Tramping Club. This was classified as an easy-medium tramp starting at Simla Crescent Railway Station. We immediately started on an uphill track all the way up to the top of mount Kaukau. Plenty of short rests along the way but this was a good quality track and I think the easy-medium rating was spot on. You need a reasonable level of fitness. It was a very blowy day so we had to wear our wind proof gear as we came out from the more sheltered track to the top of Mount Kaukau and at times the wind was so strong we had to brace ourselves against it to stop from getting blown over. The views were stunning even though the weather was questionable, as the wind blew the clouds across the sky at speed so the view would be covered and would then clear a few seconds later. We carried on to complete the Northern Walkway ending up in the Botanic Gardens. I think it took around 3-4 hours and I was pretty tired by the end but it was well worth the effort.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Take the picturesque but modern Johnsonville trains to Raroa Station and climb Kaukau. Accessible to the slow, but steep enough to appeal to the fit for a quick run.

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We walked up Mt Kaukau one day with our girls aged 8 & 5 from Truscott Avenue, just over 200 steps up but well worth the walk, it took us an hour but stopped lots & explored the tunnel on the way up at the top we were met with fantastic views of Wellington.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Fantastic view on a good day. Walk up it from somewhere a bit less steep than the Khandallah end - nearer Jville there are other entries that are prettier and involve less stairs. A bit hard on the knees.

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