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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 online itinerary creator, Wellington attractions like Mount Victoria can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • On a sunny hot day in Welly you should definitley go for a hike to the top. The hike in itself isn't too challenging but the views over the city, the harbour and inlet are amazing and well worth the t...  more »
  • The kids really enjoyed the walk with different areas to explore, climb and swing. Awesome view too. Would definitely recommend for easy kids day out  more »
  • Awesome views of the city. We had our 1 and a half year old child and 4 year old son with us. We caught an uber up, spent 30 mins at the top of Mt Victoria and then ubered back down. There is no way o...  more »
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  • Really beautiful views, but be careful about walking up if youre not somewhat fit. Fairly steep climb, plus a lack of stairs makes for a tiring trip. Luckily there's a road up, so you can enjoy one of the best views on Wellington without the downsides.
  • Beatiful track inside the city, long about 25 minutes. Just 5 minutes with the car if you prefer. You can see all the Bay, it's amazing. One of the things to do if you stop in Wellington.
  • A wellington must see/do. Hike up from cbd to catch lord of the rings movie filming location. Vic peak will always keep the heart pumping. Some unique and quirky constructions on the way up the hill too. Try some of the other trails that traverse the mountain. Great views virtually all the time from the lookout. Gusty!
  • It's one of the best ways to get a view of Wellington City. Certainly the easiest. Don't limit yourself to the top, get out and explore and see the whole harbour from this awesome viewpoint
  • If the weather is clear this really is a Wellington must see. Stop for 15-30 mind to absorb the wonderful 300° views from Brooklyn around to the mirimar peninsula and Hataitai. Watch out for the wind - even on what you think is a calm day!