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Address: Campbell St | Karori, Wellington 6005, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-802 4860
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Local place for views

Very good for a walk out, and up to the top for views into the Karori Sanctuary and across Wellington to the harbour

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very good for a walk out, and up to the top for views into the Karori Sanctuary and across Wellington to the harbour

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Stopped in Queens Birthday weekend for a look. It was an amazing day and the place was packed, since the fortress only opens on public holidays. We paid our $16.00 for 2 adults and read the information in the waiting room which was packed full of good information. On entering the tunnels it was exciting to be wandering around in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stopped at Mt Victoria in the morning on our tour with John from Capital Personalized Tours, but he saved the best for last because the was the best panoramic view of Wellington. It was a little walk to the top but not bad...fairly level. The history of the area was interesting and it would've been neat if the bunkers... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

If there is an open day on get up there and checkout the tunnels that run under the hill as well as all the gun mounts. With great views over the city it's a good place to take the kids for a breath of fresh air.

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Thank D P
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

The gun emplacement is only open 4 days a year (Waitangi Day, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday and Labour Day), otherwise it is fenced off and you can only view the emplacement from the top. There are excellent harbour views, but be prepared with warm clothes as there is no cover at the top of the hill. The gun emplacement (the... More 

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wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

A good stopping point if doing the nice walk through the bush from over by Zealandia, but you can drive up. Explore the tunnels on Open Days, otherwise enjoy the view over Karori and Wellington, read the interesting signs and plaques, check out the gun emplacements.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

My husband and son visited Wright's Hill on Anzac Day, this being their second time. Once again they were not disappointed to step back in time to WWII and learning about the history of Wellington during that time. It is only open to the public several times a year and a must see for enthusiasts.

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Thank christine l
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

This place is only open a few days a year, but if you get the opportunity you really want to visit it. The tunnels are very impressive (especially their length) and the gun emplacements are impressive. You may find some hidden tunnels and the occasional weta. We spent a good 2 hours in there with a 4 year old. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Open only a couple of times a year Wright's Hill reminds us of the paranoia of World War II. Tunnels criss cross gun emplacements and old ammo dumps. You can relieve the full paranoia on these open days and march up and down the old marching up and down parade ground.

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Thank Atomic T
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

This place isn't open all year round and is manned by volunteers from the Wright's Hill Preservation Society. It's open on Anzac Day and also some days over Easter. I remember enjoying visiting the site and going in through the tunnels under the hill and seeing a larger room which I think was the room they used to store batteries... More 

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