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Mt Kaukau

(25 routes)

Wellingtonʻs answer to the Port Hills in Christchurch – except that the rock is sandstone, there are just three established crags and none of them is that good. That said, you can have a lot of fun poking around the tops and climbing the odd route. And the 360º view of Wellington is fantastic.

  • 50 mins

    Walk in

  • 445m

    Altitude

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Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
445m

Wellingtonʻs answer to the Port Hills in Christchurch – except that the rock is sandstone, there are just three established crags and none of them is that good. That said, you can have a lot of fun poking around the tops and climbing the odd route. And the 360º view of Wellington is fantastic.

Access: 

Walk up to the transmitter tower from Khandallah Swimming Pool (in Khandallah Park at the end of Woodmancote Road). From there, follow the Northern Walkway track south (heading towards Crofton Downs), down to a slight saddle. ML3 can be seen on your right, Punk Rock is just over the ridge beyond, and the Slide is in the valley beyond the obvious red dome of rock.

Walk time: 
50 mins
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