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Mount Kaukau

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Address: Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
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Great for a bit of exercise and a super view

This is a decent walk and a good run. Many different tracks to choose from. Even if you are not that fit, there are spots along the way to sit and take in the view. Worth going... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Moate, Ireland
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Moate, Ireland
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a decent walk and a good run. Many different tracks to choose from. Even if you are not that fit, there are spots along the way to sit and take in the view. Worth going to top to get a super view and a sense of achievement.

Thank Phaedra571
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

It is definitely worth the walk up to the top, especially on a beautiful clear day. You can sometimes see the top of the South Island! Great walk, great views!

Thank Lifeisgood258
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is my local "top bush walk" and I do it 2 - 3 times a week. Many locals do, and most of the time there is a handful of others on the walk up or back, regardless what time of the day or week... There are multiple access tracks up the hill, some steeper (and therefore shorter) than others,... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This walk is amazing. I do it for fitness purposes, but nothing beats that view at the top. On a nice day, I can sit there for hours just looking around Wellington and out to the Hutt Valley. If you are an active person then I would definitely recommend you do not miss this. Different tracks up provide different types... More 

Thank KK08_10
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478 reviews
114 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Mt KauKau for a lovely walk. Its a decent climb up, but the views at the top are wonderful. Great for fresh air and to get that heart pumping. Worth the walk to see the beautiful city from up high.

Thank Tania W
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is an awesome little walk you can do in an hour or so. The views from the top over the harbour are awesome.

Thank Mana19
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Mount Kaukau is renowned as one of the most strenuous bush walks in Wellington. At the same time, it is definitely doable for amateurs if you just pace yourself. It is so worth it! Through the native bush on the way up with the peaceful atmosphere, you can hear many of NZ's native birds. When you reach the top, the... More 

Thank Jessica M
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Regularly walk to the summit from Old Coach Road, Truscott Ave, Khandallah Pool or Simla Cres entrances and it is always a great workout. Usually rewarded with stunning views from the top no matter the route. It is a good walk with lots of steps no matter the starting point. Those less able could take more time and attempt it... More 

Thank meag2372016
Wellington, New Zealand
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449 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This has got to be one of the best free short walks anywhere. There are a number of different tracks up Kaukau - those from Simla Crescent and Clark Street, or from Khandallah Park (car parking at end of Woodmancote Rd) are all well maintained and regularly upgraded although some of the side tracks are a little more challenging -... More 

Thank Michelle S
Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I caught the train to Simla Crescent from the CBD, and walked up the walking track, that is really well signed just a minute or two from the train station. the track is well formed, and there is no fear of loosing your way. The views from the summit are spectacular, I was lucky enough to go up on a... More 

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