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Mount Kaukau

Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Great views - busy path

Well worth while - about 30-40 mins one way. Steep steps, slippery and muddy after rain. Nice to... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
TempleofPeace
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Hong Kong
Expansive views of Wellington great reward for an hour walk

There are a few entry and exit points up to Mt Kaukau...the main ones being from Khandallah and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
maoritraveller
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New Zealand
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Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
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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
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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

1  Thank maoritraveller
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Takes no more than half and hour to reach the top, can be a little steep in places, but generally can be done without stopping. You're rewarded with 360º views of the Wellington region and South Island once you reach the top. Stunner on a...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This walk begins with a climb through gorgeous native bush. It keeps going up and up but the views are totally worth it. If you go slowly you don't have to be that fit. You can see the panoramic views of greater Wellington. Just beautiful

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Quite steep depending on which entrance to the park you take. The Johnsonville access is probably the nearest and easiest. Climb up through bush and open hilltop to the goodnight kiwi beacon at the top. Glorious views all round...but prepare for exposed conditions and weather...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

It is a long and hard walk up to the summit, but the scenery (the ocean, the city, the windmills and the hills) makes it worthwhile.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

It is a great place to go get some exercise. And get a great view of Wellington. Take your time walking the steps it's worth the view. Picnic tables at the top if you want to pack a lunch.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you want to get some great views, take the track up Mount Kaukau. It is steep, but well maintained with lots of steps cut into the path. The path is stony in places, so good shoes are a must. Go at your own pace...More

Thank bubbles098
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

If you're moderately fit and up for a quick ascent to enjoy the stunning panoramic views from the summit (elev. 445 m or 1460 ft), it'll take about 30 minutes from Simla Crescent, 4th stop from Wellington Station on the Johnsonville Train line (a bargain...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you are moderately fit then this step walk is well worth the effort. It's fairly steep but an excellent path .

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jtf2611
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Response from B E | Reviewed this property |
Yes :)
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Silky1
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Response from AnnaS1016 | Reviewed this property |
Simla Cres gives a view of the wind turbines. Truscott Ave is closer to a railway station
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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
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