Wrights hill offers a great view across Wellington city. There are good walking tracks and some mountain bike trails. Wrights Hill has an extensive tunnel network built during world war 2 to defend Wellington against naval attacks from the Japanese, complete with some massive cannons that have now been decommissioned. It is cool to go through the tunnels which are... 更多
As this part of NZ history is only open a few times a year we took the opportunity to take an elderly couple both 83 years old to visit. They enjoyed seeing the old radios, phones, guns, knives and history. There were steep steps with rope handrails which were a challenge but they managed. Unfortunately it was a foggy damp... 更多
There are 2 parts to this location: The walks and lookout, and the fort beneath it. A) If you're going for the fort make sure you check when it's open - its only open a few days per year but if you have any interest in history or WW2 it's worthwhile. Go EARLY. It usually opens at 10am, you'll get... 更多
The first advice I would give is that you should visit the web site. This will answer all the questions and MOST IMPORTANTLY it provides details of OPEN DAYS and admission prices. The tunnels etc are being continuously restored and is a great part of Wellington's World War Two military past. This experience involves walks through war time tunnels and... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.