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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  • Walked up to Mt Victoria from grass street following the southern walkway. Crossed the road half way up and carried on up through the woods. Paths marked for walker and mountain bikers. Great 360 view...  more »
  • This was beautiful and best on a nice day - possibly if raining the view wouldn’t be good. The drive up the hill though was a bit tight. I’d advise caution if your not use to narrow driving up a hill.  more »
  • I couldn't find any better view of Wellington than here, it was an amazing panoramic view of Wellington, but highly recommend a windbreaker as it can get quite chilly and windy up there (even though i...  more »
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  • Wow! What a view to a most elegant city. It was great to chat to locals taking their morning constitutional and plan which direction to head for next. A lovely council worker suggested south and then was able to point me in the right direction. Love NZ 🌬🔥🎈🐒
  • Love going to my namesake mountain 😂. Been about ten years or more since I've been back to the capital. Was great taking my family to see the view of the city. Better going up the mountain from the island bay side. Not sure about houses being on a mountain but that's just my opinion.
  • Amazing area with great (and easy) trails! The views of Wellington are beautiful! Also, it is very hard to find, but the spot that Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry hide from the Ring Wraith on the road is here. VERY hard to find. It looks a lot different than it did back then. Enjoy!
  • One of the best places in Wellington to see the sun raise and set. 360 Panoramic views of Wellington city, the harbour and airport. Two car parks though no toilet. Worth visiting if you want great views of Wellington. FYI = Be careful when driving up as the hill area is steep and the roads do curvy and in most places it’s one lane due to parked cars so you need to watch out for cars coming in opposite direction.
  • You can see quite a lot. All of the City. It’s also fascinating looking at the planes landing at the airport. Long walk. Would recommend driving if you have access to car.

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