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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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  • You can see pretty much all of Wellington from up here on a fine day. And the top of the South Island. Good for some exercise and photos.  more »
  • We had to go to the top, the only day of our stay that was windy and boy was it windy up there! Stunning views even on a not ideal day!  more »
  • If you don't mind narrow winding roads then you will probably enjoy a trip to Mt Vic. The view at the top is fantastic, a 360 panorama of Wellington at it's finest. Wouldn't advise a trip on a rainy 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!

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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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