Mount Kaukau, Wellington

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Climb up to the most visible high point in the scenery surrounding Wellington at Mount Kaukau (also known, in Maori, as Tarikaka). The summit stands 445 m (1,460 ft) above sea level and offers clear, panoramic views of the city, the harbor, and the Rimutaka and Tararua mountain ranges. Wellington's main television tower tops the peak, its idiosyncratic structure making it both a physical and developmental landmark. The walk to the top takes around an hour and involves a steep incline in places. However, the well-maintained trail has an abundance of seating areas and rest points, making the walk suitable for all the family. See Mount Kaukau and all Wellington has to offer by arranging your trip with our Wellington vacation builder.
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  • If you are going to make the trek up Mt KauKau make sure you have some sensible walking shoes and check the weather forecast as it can change pretty quickly up there with dramatic results! On a calm s...  more »
  • I love this amountant - it is better that you do the Skyline Walk to this mountain. It is worthit. So beautiful mountain ranges. But it can be a long walk.  more »
  • I'm a local to Mt Kaukau, having lived in the area for over 20yrs, and consider it a 'must-do' for anyone living in or visiting Wellington who enjoys a hill walk. The main tracks are well maintained a...  more »