Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is an urban hub which is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Located on the southern tip of the Northern Island of New Zealand and considered to be the “coolest little capital in the world”, the city boasts of natural beauty coupled with a unique & artistic culture and many exciting and historic tourist attractions.
One of the most exciting and rewarding attractions of New Zealand is Mount Kaukau. Known to be both challenging and exciting, the track to the summit of Mount Kaukau is one which will be a treat to those that enjoy hiking or biking. Although this track is demanding, your efforts are sure to be rewarded, as the summit offers magnificent overviews of the city of Wellington, and of the beautiful scenery around the area.
Located in Ngaio, Welliongton, Mount Kaukau stands at 419m at its summit and offers a bit of a demanding trek to the top. The track stretches over 3km, and can be covered in close to 30 minutes if you don’t stop to admire the scenery along the way. The track, which can be travelled on foot or by bike, varies from place to place, with some places being steep and challenging, while other places are relatively much easier. However, your hike up the Mount Kaukau is surely rewarded upon arrival at its summit, as it has lush native and exotic vegetation, and an aerial view of the magnificent scenery surrounding the mountain.
While this summit is the highest point which overlooks the city and the sprawling harbour of Wellington, it also offers excellent views of the Rimutaka Mountain Ranges and the Kaikoura Mountain Ranges. The summit is an excellent place for a picnic with friends and loved ones, as it also has an outdoor swimming pool and many areas for BBQ’s and picnics. So visit Mount Kaukau for a truly memorable experience.
Located on the prestigious Oriental Parade of Wellington is the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay, a luxury hotel in Wellington
. Belonging to the Millennium Hotels and Resorts chain of luxury hotels, this hotel offers tranquil accommodation in a variety of rooms and suites, while also offering commendable service and hospitality. The hotel also provides a host of guest and business services and leisure and wellness facilities, making it one of the most recommendable Wellington New Zealand hotels
for the whole family.