Mount / Mt Kaukau Walk

Mount / Mt Kaukau Walk


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2 Face-to-Face

17 Cycling

4 Wellington

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Mount Kaukau is the highest point overlooking Wellington Harbour.

Several walking tracks lead to the summit. The tracks are well formed and the view is worthwhile. One route leads through the Khandallah Reserve, another from Simla Crescent and a side track goes to Johnsonville. The return distance is about 6km. This walk is part of the Northern Walkway.


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Mount Kaukau Walk

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North IslandWellington RegionWellington


  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Free


Steph's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

A short train ride from the centre of Wellington. Reasonably challenging ascent but incredible views across Wellington and to the South Island. Can walk along part of the Te Araroa Trail and back down to the train station a different way. You can really tailor it for how long you want to walk as loads of options!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Jenny Pullenger

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Ranking: 7/10

Good walking and mountain bike track. No charge. Watch the weather!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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