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Mount Victoria Reserve

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Address: Kerr Street, Devonport, New Zealand
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Good walk and great views

Its a short sharp hike to the top. All fitness levels can do it, if you take it easy. Walkers share the road with vehicles so care needs to be taken to walk on the side of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a short sharp hike to the top. All fitness levels can do it, if you take it easy. Walkers share the road with vehicles so care needs to be taken to walk on the side of the road. Scenic views of Auckland city and harbour from the top and interesting gun placements to see.

Thank Ah62
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a fairly easy walk up to the top and the view is an excellent pay off. Especially of Auckland! It may be very windy, so be warned. Even on the gloomy day that we went up, we were glad for the walk and then to cozy up in the afternoon at a pub after shopping a bit.

Thank Kristina M
Northern Cal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

When in Devonport, must walk up Mount Victoria. It is not too difficult; takes about 10-20 minutes. Views on top are wonderful especially of Auckland.

Thank sactokw
Central Oregon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

By our standards this walk up the hill was easy. There are benches along the way if one needs to sit and rest. The view at the top is wonderful! We wish we had brought a picnic, so we would have had an excuse to stay longer. There is a hidden beach down the back side. Beautiful!

Thank lynnjm52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A hike up is definitely worth the effort especially during dawn as one can feel the fresh crisp of morning breeze along with picturesque scenery. Although ambling up to the top might be a little challenging, it is a must to stop by and check this place out. You will not regret your visit here.

Thank Melody M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Uninterrupted panoramic views across the islands and to Auckland make the stiff walk up this hillock ('mountain') worth your while. You won't be disappointed.

Thank HunterBloemfontein
Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A visit to Mount Victoria n Davenport is a great trip during a nice day. The Davenport communities around the peak allow you to see cool architecture from a century ago.

Thank Marty911
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I've lived here for here's and this is the first time I've been here years and never been, the view was excellent and in a clear day I would say even better and a nice walk to clear your lungs, I love New Zealand

Thank Don_Hann
Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Top of the Mount gives a scenic perspective of Auckland and its surrounding suburbs. Iconic landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Sky Tower are visible on a clear day. Also a full view of Rangitoto Island can be seen on the northwest of the mount.

Thank RSSaranglao
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great view to Auckland city and out to Rangitoto Island. Over the harbour bridge out to the west of the city. Very narrow steep road to the top and limited parking. Watch out for the fitness fanatics running up the hill. An old gun is at the fort.

Thank Europahol

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