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Mt Victoria, Wellington: 13 reviews and 26 photos

  Mt. Victoria above Oriental Bay.
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  • Mt. Victoria above Oriental Bay. - Wellington
      Mt. Victoria above Oriental Bay.
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  • Walkway map, starting on Oriental Parade. - Wellington
      Walkway map, starting on Oriental Parade.
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  • The road tunnel under Mt. Victoria. - Wellington
      The road tunnel under Mt. Victoria.
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If you have no car or are not into hiking or just too short of breath to make a longish uphill walk, put the Mt. Victoria Lookout on your Things to do list of a weekday. Strangely enough, the Metlink buses (# 20) do not service this line on Saturdays and Sundays.

On Saturdays the only option to drive up there if you do not have a car is the Wellington Rover (this only makes sense if you plan a big sightseeing tour with a day pass for NZ$ 40), and there is no service at all on Sundays.

The hill is 196 metres high, and you have a great panoramic view of the city, the harbour, the docks, and up to the Hutt Valley.

Adjacent to the carpark at the top is the Byrd Memoral, a triangular construction which depicts a tent of an Antarctic expedition under the southern light. The memorial was erected in honour of the American flight and Antarctic pioneer Richard E. Byrd (1888 ? 1957). New Zealand was the base for his adventures. He was the first person to fly over the South Pole in an airplane.

Somehow you will always be reminded of Mt. Victoria. Coming from the airport you will cross the Mt. Victoria Tunnel on the way to the city centre.

Photo 2 shows the Mt. Victoria tunnel.

Directions: -

By car:
From Kent Terrace/Oriental Parade into Marjoriebanks Street, then left into Hawker Street, and this continues as Palliser Road up to the top of the hill.

By bus:
#20 - only Mon to Fri

Phone: 64 4 802 4860
Website: http://www.wellingtonnz.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 15, 2008
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