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“Go on a calm day!”
Review of Mount Kaukau

Mount Kaukau
Ranked #23 of 235 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Go on a calm day!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

360 degree views to die for, from Mount Taranaki to South Island to Ruapehu, but you must be fit and you must go on a calm day. Any wind at the bottom is multiplied by 6 at the top.

Visited February 2013
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te awamutu
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“a great view, a good stretch of the legs”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

as a simple walk, its fine. the tracks are well marked, its safe, there are alternative routes from different access points. its usually windy but of course it is, its above the treeline. the basic walk can be connected with longer routes along other bush/ tree ridges. its nice to be able to do something simple so close to the city without any frills and without too many hordes of people ticking off their set of wellington attractions.
why not rate it more highly - i love the full bush of the wairarapa near to wellington, this is most scrub and farmland.

Visited August 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“The views are stupendous!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I used to judge my fitness by how many times I needed to stop and rest on the walk up here! And i'm not going to tell you how often I stop for a breather now!

There's really only one steep part on the way up and then it's a gentle meander! If you go in th Springtime, you can see the lambs frolicking and at other times, cows and sheep doing what they do best, eating grass and ignoring the humans!

You can stgart this walk from many different places, Khandallah, Johnsonville or Broadmeadows which is already half the way up!

The views are stupendous! Try it, you won't regret it!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I have been walking up Mount Kaukau since I was really little and it never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful views, especially at dusk, and it's especially good to take up a picnic and eat it nestled by one of the rabbit holes.

Visited July 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“A fabulous walk”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I can see Mount Kaukau and have walked up it many times. The view from the top never ceases to make me smile. Such a great place to have on your doorstep.

Visited March 2013
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