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Mount Kaukau

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Address: Simla Crescent | Khandallah, Wellington 6004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-802 4860
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Amazing walk on a beautiful day!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank Tania W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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Thank Jessica M
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Thank JPops2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The view from the top is rewarding. Mt Kaukau is a must do in the Wellington region, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors and a bit of push play. I have seen individuals run up from the Johnsonville entrance to the top, or groups of families; with kids as young as 5 walking up together. It is definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Have run/walked every track on this beautiful mountain. So many tracks starting from different suburbs like johnsonville, Mandalay, Ngaio, Simla Crescent & Crofton Downs. Some people have asked about the best view of the wind turbine, which is actually not from the top of Kaukau, but from the top of the ridge track that leads up from the Crofton Downs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My son, a couple of friends and myself decided to do the walk up Mount Kaukau. A fairly steep and uneven climb took us est. 45 mins. Up and another 45mins. down perhaps a bit longer as we lost our way back. Beautiful views from the top a bit windy typical of Wellington. Recommend wearing shoes for climbing. An excellent... More 

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