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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  • 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 di...  more »
  • The highest point in the immediate Wellington area, it is readily accessed from well graded walking trails leading from public transport routes. For example enter from the Crofton Downs or Awarua stat...  more »
  • A great walk up to the summit, can be a bit of work the first couple of times but worth it. Walking amongst beautiful forest, mountain streams and listening to beautiful song birds, is an experience. ...  more »