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Spectacular Views of the Harbour

I drove here to hike up Mt Kaukau, and it was definitely worth it. Stunning views of the city and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Another great Wellington walk

There are so many but Mt Kaukau is definitely up there. Having walked the steepish path from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
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All reviews khandallah park great walk south island well worth the effort reasonable level of fitness old coach road fitness required expansive views native bush worth the climb great exercise highest point wind farm wellington region take your time degree view sunny day
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I drove here to hike up Mt Kaukau, and it was definitely worth it. Stunning views of the city and harbour. Bring a wind jacket and some sun screen, and don't forget your camera!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ckoois01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many but Mt Kaukau is definitely up there. Having walked the steepish path from khandallah Park last time with a small child in a backpack, we this time decided to climb from the back along the Old Coach Road through Flinders Park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kestonr2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A shortish 30 min walk up from Khandallah pool and a wonderful view awaits over everything. Great fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RosieJ449
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take the 'alternate route' up and the regular walk back. The walk up was a bit of a challenge for me but well worth it. The view from the top is fantastic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This walk can be as easy or hard as you like. The walk from Kandallah station to the top if Kaukau is well signposted and the track is well kept, but just rugged enough to feel as though your tramping, not just going for a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joshuat173
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Mount Kaukau is amust do for every visitor to Wellington. It's a brisk, 'cobweb bowing away' walk to the summit through dramatic bushscapes and the views are stunning, indeed captivating once you get there. On a recent, fine December mid-morning at the start of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Perry B
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This has great scenery and it's a great place for walking and running. It's a great piece of Wellington.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Matt M
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

there are various routes getting up to the top and we took the one from Simla Crescent. A quick walk and easily accessible, we took about 45mins to top. the view is great , 360 degree view over the city. Hidden gem in town and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yuhin85
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is a good walk and on a fine day the view is worth the walk up the hill. There's also an ok cafe to reward your efforts on the way back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I love this place but mostly because I'm a local. It's a great place for a quick walk but demands enough effort out of you to make the hour walk up Mount Kaukau a meaningful experience. The views are great at the top. I'm not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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22 May 2017|
Response from B E | Reviewed this property |
Yes :)
31 January 2016|
Response from AnnaS1016 | Reviewed this property |
Simla Cres gives a view of the wind turbines. Truscott Ave is closer to a railway station
31 January 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