Mount Victoria, Wellington

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For panoramic views of Wellington, visit Mount Victoria, where a short climb brings you to the top of this prominent hill. Enjoy sweeping views of the city below as well as Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and Eastern harbor bays, Somes Island, and the Miramar Peninsula. Pack a picnic and relax while watching ships in the waters below. This also makes a prime destination for catching a sunrise or sunset, so consider making more than one trip here. Using our custom trip planner, Wellington attractions like Mount Victoria can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 12, 2017
    Beautiful view of the city you can climb both on foot and by car the location is easy in both cases climbs from oriental street and go down the other road along a forest
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  • October 12, 2017
    You can either walk up to the lookout or drive to the car park, with a short walk up some stairs to the top. Great 360 views of the city, an excellent free activity on a sunny day. The road to the loo...  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    Top of my list (after wow, retail therapy and wining and dining) was climbing Mount Victoria. If definitely didn't disappoint - a great distance track, well maintained and steep enough to feel like a ...  more »
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  • August 10, 2017
    An absolute must do for anybody visiting Wellington!! On a clear day, you will be greeted with stunning 360 degree panoramic views of Wellington city and the surrounding suburbs. Plenty of useful information boards are well positioned at the lookout providing substantial information, history and geography about Wellington. Also a great walk or bike ride to the city going down the tracks on Mt Victoria. The night also offers great views of the lights illuminating Wellington and the well lit pathway enables easy acess in the dark.
  • September 19, 2017
    It's a really good view of the city and it's surroundings! A must do if your a tourist visiting Wellington city. Best getting there by hiking through the hills leading up to it rather than driving up to be honest! 👌
  • September 15, 2017
    Love it here. Great views all around the city. The addition of activities for the kids near the top is brilliant. Walking and biking tracks are really good.
  • July 27, 2017
    You feel top of the bottom of the world. On a clear day you can see all that Wellington has to offer. Steep walk up way-marked paths which could be difficult after or during the rain. However you'll feel much more virtuous when you get there by foot than by car or bus.
  • September 16, 2017
    Beautiful view of the city. The wind can be quite strong so keep hold of your hat! It's a good exercise to walk up to the top too

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As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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