Wright's Hill, Wellington

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  • May 4, 2017
    I walk to Wrights Hill on average three times per week in the summer accessing from Scout Hall, Campbell Street (which is part of the Zealandia loop) either on my own or with friends for the exercise ...  more »
  • May 2, 2017
    On ANZAC day we took our three grand children to Wright's Hill. It was a beautiful sunny day. It was interesting for us and the grand kids to explore the tunnels and learned about the history of how N...  more »
  • March 18, 2017
    Wrights hill offers a great view across Wellington city. There are good walking tracks and some mountain bike trails. Wrights Hill has an extensive tunnel network built during world war 2 to defend We...  more »
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  • Great interesting well preserved WWII fortress. John was a great guide too!!! Get along on one of their open days or you can organise a private tour.
  • A fascinating historical site that is well worth the time to visit. The guides are friendly and have a vast amount of knowledge to share about the fortress and its history from the 1940's to its ongoing restoration today.
  • I was bummed to discover that the tours of this in-ground fortress are only done 3x a year, the rest of the year, the only portion that is accessible is the upper gun escapement. However, the drive up is via a winding and scenic road and the pano views from the top are gorgeous! You can do a hike to another gun escapement and parade grounds, but honestly, there is not much to see and the parade grounds are just a dried grassy plot of land along a dirt road. It really was not worth it, imho, as the only way back to the carpark is via the dirt road with very little to no shade or uphill via an overgrown, narrow pathway. I think if you can go on one of the few days it is open, then it would be worth the visit, but other than the pano view from there top, there isn’t much to see or learn about the history of the fortress aside from a few scattered informational signs. I did some research on it after visiting online and it would be neat to experience the history below ground!
  • Place to visit and get to know about the war
  • This is a great place to go and see. I think it is only open 4 times a year. I had a look on Queens Birthday weekend it was excellent.

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