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Outstanding views!

Mount Kaukau is amust do for every visitor to Wellington. It's a brisk, 'cobweb bowing away' walk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Perry B
Hong Kong, China
Great place.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt M
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Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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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 native bush expansive views worth the climb great exercise highest point wind farm wellington city take your time degree view sunny day
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
1  Thank jamuele
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passport824019
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 428leahh
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ElspethMCM
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 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