Wellington Wind Turbine, Wellington

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  • If you want a great all round view of Wellington, this is the place to go (on a clear day). There is the added bonus of getting close to wind turbine. Which, although a small one, is still rather impr...  more »
  • The sole wind turbine in Wellington is nice visited on a sunny day. It's located in the Wellington suburb of Brooklyn up the very top of the hill. You can park and walk there or you drive up the narro...  more »
  • Glad I made the effort to visit the turbine as the views I saw were great. I thought there might be a visitor centre or something especially as it is well sign posted but it is just one turbine and a ...  more »
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  • One of the best views of the city. If you can be bothered to week up the hill for another 30 minutes, the view over both the city and the South coast from the radar dome on Hawkins hill is fantastic. A huge network of mountain biking and walking trails run past the wind turbine, providing an easy route down into Aro Valley, a slightly more strenuous path across to Wrights hill in Karori, or a stunning route out to the south coast at Red rocks.
  • Best views in Wellington. Drive right up ample parking and if you're into mountain biking, running or walking there's tracks leading All around it.
  • Great views over Wellington. Good exercise to walk or ride upto the windmill
  • Love the walk or bike up here for such amazing views!
  • If you take the walking trail up to the windmill, it's a bit of a hike. The trail is very rocky and uneven (would not be fun if it's been raining as there will be mud) and fairly steep. However, you can drive up to the top, which may be a better option for some. The windmill area itself is obviously very windy - I wouldn't wear a skirt and cold as a result - even on a sunny day. There's not much to see at the actual windmill, but there is a small shelter off to the side which has a bit of the history of the place. The views are also pretty decent of the city behind and the beach and Cook Strait further south.

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