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Mount Kaukau

Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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One of the best views in town!

Mt. Kaukau is located north from Wellington CBD, and can be accessed by foot from Khandallah... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Viljami T
Beautiful views, even in freezing weather

We took the train out from Wellington and then hiked the Northern Passage back into the city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt. Kaukau is located north from Wellington CBD, and can be accessed by foot from Khandallah. Easiest way to get there is by catching the train to Simla Crescent on the Johnsonville line, and walking up the hill. Alternatively you may do the Skyline Track,...More

Thank Viljami T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train out from Wellington and then hiked the Northern Passage back into the city - about 10 miles. There are some gorgeous views from the tower and, if nice weather, a picnic table to sit and enjoy a lunch. But even in...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably steep walk. Would highly suggest doing this if you don't have time for the entire Skyline route, however, if you have a about 5-6 hours, do the whole thing! Do it on a clear day, as there is minimal shelter. Parking shouldn't be an...More

Thank 526thomash
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There's a few approaches to the top of Kaukau, all get steep and sometime s slippery so dress appropriately. Probably the easiest is from Broadmeadows as you can drive up most of the height of the hill. You'll see all kinds of folks at the...More

Thank richardparry
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My friend suggested we went for a walk - on a beautiful fresh sunny day well worth it for the views at the top - can be a little muddy in places where the light doesn't get through the trees. Some fitness required - is...More

Thank 23lizard23
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Mount Kaukau is a nice walk just outside of the Wellington CBD. It offers nice views of the city after the walk. I recommend visiting on a dry sunny day, as the track can get all muddy just after the rains. I strongly recommend this...More

1  Thank Blitzkrieg3
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Steepish walk uphill from the station, for up to an hour. Great views. Can be included in longer day walks, such as to Johnson's hill in Karori. Avoid in bad weather - exposed.

Thank David G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

There are several tracks leading to the summit. Most are straight up, steep and short but the one starting at the end of the Old Coach Road has an easier gradient but is a bit longer. There's a track to suit everyone's ability. From the...More

Thank natleamy
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

You have to go up here whilst in Wellington. Great views of the city and rolling hills. The walk isn't challenging, just well built steps up and up.

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love the views once you reach the top of Mount Kaukau. This is a steep, uphill walk up a number of steps but will take you less than 1 hour. A great walk for a city lighting the great variety and diversity in Wellington...More

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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