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Tunnels, Tunnels and more tunnels

We went to Wright’s Hill for a work emergency rescue training exercise. This area was a perfect... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
kiwigirl116
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Highlights: Sobering Reminder, but Fun, Too

Standing high on the windy bluff, I found it sobering to think that the long range coastal battery... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
CarolDM1900
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

My girlfriend found this place on a website before we reached New Zealand &, knowing my interest in military history, emailed Mike at the Wright's Hill Fortress restoration society about the feasibility of a tour of the instillation. He couldn't have been more accommodating. There...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Wright’s Hill for a work emergency rescue training exercise. This area was a perfect location as there were so many tunnels and areas to explore. It was surreal moving around down there, guided just by the light from our head torches. The...More

Thank kiwigirl116
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Standing high on the windy bluff, I found it sobering to think that the long range coastal battery was put here to protect Wellington from possible Japanese invasion during WW II. Abandoned after the war, its guns sold as scrap to -- ironically -- the...More

2  Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I walk to Wrights Hill on average three times per week in the summer accessing from Scout Hall, Campbell Street (which is part of the Zealandia loop) either on my own or with friends for the exercise and views. Good cardio walk / jog to...More

1  Thank NZNeen
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On ANZAC day we took our three grand children to Wright's Hill. It was a beautiful sunny day. It was interesting for us and the grand kids to explore the tunnels and learned about the history of how NZ was involved int the IIWW. After...More

1  Thank meirideout316
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Wrights hill offers a great view across Wellington city. There are good walking tracks and some mountain bike trails. Wrights Hill has an extensive tunnel network built during world war 2 to defend Wellington against naval attacks from the Japanese, complete with some massive cannons...More

Thank MattyJ1234567
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

As this part of NZ history is only open a few times a year we took the opportunity to take an elderly couple both 83 years old to visit. They enjoyed seeing the old radios, phones, guns, knives and history. There were steep steps with...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 5 February 2017

There are 2 parts to this location: The walks and lookout, and the fort beneath it. A) If you're going for the fort make sure you check when it's open - its only open a few days per year but if you have any interest...More

Thank amchitara
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank Allan O
Reviewed 23 August 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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Reviewed 11 June 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...More

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