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Mount Victoria
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Mount Victoria

 
Mount Victoria

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Wellington, New Zealand, Oceana

Lat/Lon: 41.29619°S / 174.79617°E

Object Title: Mount Victoria

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 643 ft / 196 m

 

Page By: Baarb, Orphanage

Created/Edited: Jun 26, 2010 / Oct 26, 2012

Object ID: 632432

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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.]

Getting There

[img:630805:aligncenter:medium:Signs all around.]Mount Victoria can be accessed by foot, car, bus, bike, and any other form of transport. There is regular bus service to the lookout several times a day and the top of the mountain can be seen from most places within the city limit. Most people walk or run up through some of the various parks to the west or via Lookout Rd from the east.[img:630882:aligncenter:medium:One of the trails up through the park.]

Red Tape

None.

Camping

Not so much.

External Links

http://mtvictoria.org.nz/ - Homeowners association near the peak.