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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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2 reviews with the most recent first

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Steph

England

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 about 2 years ago

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Jenny Pullenger

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 5 years ago

2 reviews with the most recent first

Steph's avatar

Steph

England

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 about 2 years ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 95 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Jenny Pullenger's avatar

Jenny Pullenger

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 5 years ago