I can see Mount Kaukau and have walked up it many times. The view from the top never ceases to make me smile. Such a great place to have on your doorstep.
to stretch your legs some steep places but really great views if you reach the top with glimpses through the trees as you ascend a small quait cafe at the bottom with art work to buy if you fancy a coffee
A bit more than an afternoon stroll but well worth the effort for the wonderful view. Nice park at the base of the hill leading up the mount by well formed pathway. Beautiful trees and birds to see on the way.
I have always lived by Mount Kaukau but recently have moved away from Wellington but I still make sure I go up Mt Kaukau every time I'm home. The walk is probably best described as medium in terms of difficulty and fitness required but when you get to the top the views are DEFINITELY worth it!!!
I parked in Johnsonville and had to walk up a bunch of stairs at the beginning of the walk through the bush. As you get up past the stairs, the path opens up into pasture land and you can see the rolling hills. It takes about 20 minutes from the top of the Johnsonville path to the summit of Mount... More
A climb to the top of Mount Kaukau is a fun hike. I usually climb from the Simla entrance in Khandallah. The path is well laid and pretty easy to navigate. Sneakers are fine, but boots are more comfortable. The climb takes 30 minutes. The view over Wellington and past the wind turbines to over the cook straight is a... More
I live close to the bush tracks leading up Mt Kaukau and go up there whenever I have the time and energy. I've taken six-year-old grandchildren up recently, and we always enjoy a coffee and fluffies at Cafe du Parc afterwards. A few days ago I took a visiting dog up there two evenings in a row - it was... More
A relatively quick walk is rewarded with some outstanding views of Wellington region and the top of the South Island
Views of the city, harbour, valleys, farms, south island and plenty of fresh air. Well worth the walk (or mountain bike ride along the skyline trail)
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