Mount / Mt Victoria Walk

Mount / Mt Victoria Walk

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Flatlanders

Ranking: 9/10

Worth it! Walked from the Evans Bay Marina (free) carpark a few blocks to the start of the Mt. then up through the forestpark (passed the Frodo-site, which is a bit disappointing nowadays, I imagine it being more movie-worthy years ago) to the topview which was definitely worth it. View over the whole city and harbours. You'll pass a few more nice viewingpoint coming from this direction. Walked it in about two hours return. Some steep parts but very doable. There are several ways up/down through the park. Nice park to get away from the city. An exercise-treat when visiting this city.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Martin Fersebner

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk with an amazing view over Wellington. Would definitely recommend this track!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Rogier Post

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

You can walk from Evans Bay to the city centre passing Mt Victoria. A very steep climb, but well worth the effort! The view from the lookout is astonishing and the walk down is nice viewing the beautiful houses on the hill. Took us roughly two hours.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Daniel Batten

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Climb to the top of Mt Victoria for great views over the city of Wellington and the airport.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Anthony

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk and great views!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ellie Perkin

England

Ranking: 6/10

Great view of the city from the top. Walked up here most days during my stay in Wellington.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Janina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It has a great lookout above the surrounding water area and Wellington. Nice to sit in the grass and have some lunch. Only takes about 15 minutes to walk up.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sylvie Smets

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Offers a nice view of Wellington, the airport and the harbour and is very accessible from the centre of the city.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Fanny

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good walk, great view of Wellington, good spot to watch the sunset.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hector Sharp

England

Ranking: 9/10

Two hours of walking up a steep, windy road but totally worth it as you get to see Wellington from all angles.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kim and Leon

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

From above you have a great view of Wellington and the sea.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Iris Kerbler

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing view to the city and around.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gerbrand Smidt

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice lookout to Wellington and surroundings.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gael Nicolle

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk through the beautiful urban area, then forest to arrive at a beautiful lookout. Awesome 360 degree view of Wellington.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Leonie Kraft

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Mt Victoria has one of the most beautiful lookouts I have been to so far! Nice spot to watch the sunrise! It is easy to reach.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Chiara

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view, awesome at night.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Miro

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is for free and it is a great view! We have done it every evening we stayed in Wellington.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Doms Wahlelr

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Cool view over the city and airport.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Matthias Clausen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view from the top over Wellington! We ran up the hill and it was worth it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Andy Burfoot

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Gets a bit crowded at the summit. But walking up is a nice quiet bushwalk. Some of the best views of Wellington from here.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Natasha Harbinson

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

You can either choose to drive to the top or there are various points around the city that you can start from. Can get a 360 degree view of Wellington. The walks can be slightly steep but not too difficult. If you can drive then drive as it isn't as good a view to walk it up.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ruven Rintelmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice view over Wellington with all the water and islands. Many sporty people there.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Stuart Cook

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great views across the city and can see where parts of the Hobbit were filmed.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great views and lots of Lord of the Rings scenes filmed here.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Becky

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

You could pay for a tour or find some of the locations from Lord of the Rings here for free.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sina Sacranie

England

Ranking: 9/10

Several walks and bike tracks. Lovely scenery. Several nice parks to stop part way up and picnic. At the top a gorgeous, panoramic view of the city, green belt, harbour, sea and mountains.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Aurelien Noailly

France

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing views.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Paul Taylor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

A short walk but steep in parts. Great views from top. Perfect when looking for free things to do in Wellington.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Barbara

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing sight over Wellington surrounding areas.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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filmgeekgirl

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing climb and awesome view at the top too! Also, I love how it's the home of many scenes from Lord of the Rings. Great little park! :)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Nicole

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The climb is totally worth the fabulous views over Wellington city ....

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Haupt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic view over Wellington + surroundings. Take Bus no. 20 up to Mt. Victoria and walk from the top down again (bus no.20 only runs Mon-Fri).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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anon

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Top notch view of Wellington + harbour

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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M and H Lunn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

You can drive up Mt Victoria, but walking up means you have earned the view.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Elodie

France

Ranking: 7/10

Really steep track through a small forest but worth the view of the city.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009