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Its a perfect place for a view.

If you're looking for a good vantage point of the city and also are vaguely interested in the history of windfarms - come on up. The first thing that will amaze you is how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret O
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a good vantage point of the city and also are vaguely interested in the history of windfarms - come on up. The first thing that will amaze you is how gigantic the things are.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We visited The Wind Turbine on the weekend, first time since I was at school. Very windy up there but all part of the experience. Lovely information board to give you facts about how it was built. Fantastic views of Wellington from up there. Pretty cool to visit if you have a car and want to explore all areas of... More 

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Thank Tania W
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I regularly walk up to the Wind Turbine along the Zealandia Sanctuary fence line from Highbury. It's a great walk although you have to watch the slippery loose rocks that can cause a fall or two on the way down. The view from the top at the Turbine is fantastic and great for photos with Wellington and the Harbour as... More 

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Thank Rachel P
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wind Turbine Walk takes you to Brooklyn wind turbine. There are several walks around that area with stunning views from each angle. Prepare for strong winds!

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Thank rene0408
Porirua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Whenever I have overseas visitors I take them to the normal tourist spots (the free ones like Mt Victoria, Wainuiomata Hill, etc) including the Wind Turbine. Highly educational and informative.

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Thank Gregory F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The best part of the old wind turbine were the interpretive panels which showed you how much electricity wa being produced (and how many homes this could supply). For some reason these haven't been renewed. The new turbine is certainly huge when viewed from up close.

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Thank zhuhai2007
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We drove up here for the view. I didn't have much interest in the actual wind turbine. However, if you want to take great pictures I recommend driving up here for great views.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Informative and educational static display about the turbine and how it works, when it was installed and then subsequently replaced. Fantastic views of Wellington on a lovely sunny day. You can drive very near it and easy walk to turbine.

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Thank white0nes
Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great view of Wellington and surrounds. The road up to the turbine is very narrow and windy but worth the drive or walk for the energetic.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Personally this was not worth the uphill walk although the views are good but they are better elsewhere.

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