Overview(Editors note - I recently took over this abandoned page through a misunderstanding, so while I haven't visited it yet I hope to in the near future and update it. Thanks, Baarb.)
Mount Victoria is the overlook for the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington. At 643 feet above sea level, its not by any stretch of the imagination a "mountain" but it is nonetheless worth a walk up in order to enjoy the incredible views of the city of Wellington.
[img:630883:alignleft:medium:View looking east.]
Mount Victoria's original Māori name is Tangi Te Keo and the locals today simplty call it "Mt. Vic." On top of the mountain is a large communications tower and a visitor center. There you see the bronzed cannon where they fired everyday at noon up unitl the early 1930's.
[img:630884:aligncenter:medium:View looking west.]
Its a great area complete with parks and bike trails. Wonderful for a picnic when the weather is nice, and an even better place for kids and/or dogs to take out for the day.
[img:630883:aligncenter:medium:View looking south.]