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Wellington is awesome on a good day and if you happen to be there on an awesome day and have an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The views were worth the hike

This is a bit of a steep walk that takes about 40 min to get to the top if you enter from the Simla... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leah H
Wellington, New Zealand
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Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wellington is awesome on a good day and if you happen to be there on an awesome day and have an hour available, the walk up Mt Kaukau really is worth it. Multiple track choices, all are steep and all have steps. Some are steeper...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bit of a steep walk that takes about 40 min to get to the top if you enter from the Simla Crescent side. The path is clearly marked and there are a lot of steps to get up but you don't need...More

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk is quite a long way up although there are well made steps along the path. We are 57 and 60 so you don't need to be an athlete to make it up. However, it is tiring so please take your time. The views...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colonial Knob/Rangituhi is the highest peak in Wellington City but Mt Kaukau is more accessible from the city. It is a lovely walk up and back along a formed and in placed stepped track through native bush. great views of the Wellington region can be...More

Thank ElspethMCM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of steps to the top but it’s worth the view overlooking Wellington. Suitable for dogs. Take a drink of water with you as there is nowhere to get a drink. There is plenty of car parking at all entrances.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s no doubt ... it’s a great feeling when you reach the top! You can take any of several well marked tracks to the top of Mt Kaukau. Some tracks (from Khandallah Park, Simla Crescent, Truscott Ave and Clarke Street) are very well made, others...More

Thank Ali_Hawkins
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It’s fair to say this is quite a hike to the top. There are a number of paths/tracks to the top. If you are not familiar with Mt Kaukau I suggest you take the easiest route unless you are very fit. There are quite a...More

Thank KiwiTesse
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend an hour. Well maintained tracks through lovely native bush, emerging at the top to expansive views across Wellington harbour and city, south and west to the Mainland, north to Pauatanui inlet. Very popular - lots of people doing the same...More

Thank KaritaneMartin
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Well worth while - about 30-40 mins one way. Steep steps, slippery and muddy after rain. Nice to see at sunset, but bring a torch as it will be very dark on the way down

Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

There are a few entry and exit points up to Mt Kaukau...the main ones being from Khandallah and Johnsonville. The trek is kind of the shape of a C...you can start at Khandallah up to Mt Kaukau and return to Khandallah or down to Johnsonville....More

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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