Best mountains in Wellington

Check out the top mountains in Wellington, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
1. Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
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21 local reviews
122 South Karori Road
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Brian
Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park is an award-winning purpose built bike park set in 250 hectares of bird-filled…
Taruna
This is set in 250 hectares of bird filled native bush. Whether you are a walker, runner or mountain biker…
Peter
Mountain Bike heaven. Dedicated tracks of varying grades, rated in the top ten of the worlds best. Free entry,…
1. Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
1. Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
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21 local reviews
122 South Karori Road
Brian
Brian
Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park is an award-winning purpose built bike park set in 250 hectares of bird-filled native bush. Whether you're a…
Taruna
Taruna
This is set in 250 hectares of bird filled native bush. Whether you are a walker, runner or mountain biker there is a track at Makara peak…
Peter
Peter
Mountain Bike heaven. Dedicated tracks of varying grades, rated in the top ten of the worlds best. Free entry, only pay a donation if you…
2. Mount Victoria Lookout
2. Mount Victoria Lookout
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112 local reviews
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Gemma
We don't have an observation deck in Wellington so for the best star-studded night views of the city head up…
Michael
Climb 30-40 minutes to get the best view of Wellington City and the harbour. Known to locals as "Mount Vic",…
Louise
The perfect spot to get a view of Wellington, the coolest littlest capital in it’s glory. Great for mountain…
2. Mount Victoria Lookout
2. Mount Victoria Lookout
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112 local reviews
Gemma
Gemma
We don't have an observation deck in Wellington so for the best star-studded night views of the city head up to Mt Victoria Lookout. It's…
Michael
Michael
Climb 30-40 minutes to get the best view of Wellington City and the harbour. Known to locals as "Mount Vic", it also has many popular trails…
Louise
Louise
The perfect spot to get a view of Wellington, the coolest littlest capital in it’s glory. Great for mountain biking and walking trails too!
3. Mount Victoria
3. Mount Victoria
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50 local reviews
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Andrew
Great views from the summit as well as incredible mountain biking, also good for walking and running and the…
Tracey
You can see glorious Wellington in every direction and on a clear day get a glimpse of the mountains in the…
Esha
For one of the best views of the coolest little capital walk(or drive) to the top of our urban mountain.
3. Mount Victoria
3. Mount Victoria
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50 local reviews
Mount Victoria, Mount Victoria
Andrew
Andrew
Great views from the summit as well as incredible mountain biking, also good for walking and running and the odd LOTR's filming location
Tracey
Tracey
You can see glorious Wellington in every direction and on a clear day get a glimpse of the mountains in the South Island.
Esha
Esha
For one of the best views of the coolest little capital walk(or drive) to the top of our urban mountain.
4. Polhill Reserve
4. Polhill Reserve
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9 local reviews
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Jen & Rob
A mountain bike friendly, hiking trail just out of Wellington CBD (about 20 minutes walk from ours). I love…
Bex
Walking and mountain bike trails
4. Polhill Reserve
4. Polhill Reserve
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9 local reviews
Jen & Rob
Jen & Rob
A mountain bike friendly, hiking trail just out of Wellington CBD (about 20 minutes walk from ours). I love to run here, and it is hilly…
Bex
Bex
Walking and mountain bike trails
5. Red Rocks Walkway
5. Red Rocks Walkway
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39 local reviews
Red Rocks Walkway, Wellington
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Jaja & Oliver
Walk along the beach on this south coast walkway to get a view of the snow capped mountains of the South…
Dan
Get some fresh air around on the South coast. You may even see a seal. Good place to take the mountain bikes…
5. Red Rocks Walkway
5. Red Rocks Walkway
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39 local reviews
Red Rocks Walkway, Wellington
Jaja & Oliver
Jaja & Oliver
Walk along the beach on this south coast walkway to get a view of the snow capped mountains of the South Island (during winter). You will…
Dan
Dan
Get some fresh air around on the South coast. You may even see a seal. Good place to take the mountain bikes too.
6. Mud Cycles
6. Mud Cycles
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2 local reviews
421 Karori Rd, Wellington
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
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Jo
Hire mountain bikes and then scare yourself silly in Makara Peak mountain biking trails. Great value…
Julene
Hires all the mountain biking gear you need, organised rides on Tuesday nights, and friendly knowledgeable…
6. Mud Cycles
6. Mud Cycles
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2 local reviews
421 Karori Rd, Wellington
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
04-476 4961
Jo
Jo
Hire mountain bikes and then scare yourself silly in Makara Peak mountain biking trails. Great value entertainment
Julene
Julene
Hires all the mountain biking gear you need, organised rides on Tuesday nights, and friendly knowledgeable staff.
7. Whitireia Road
7. Whitireia Road
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2 local reviews
Whitireia Rd, Porirua
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Michael & Andre
Whitireia Park is a headland with commanding views over Mana Island, Porirua Harbour and its surrounding area…
Craig And Sarah
Whitireia Park is a 180-hectare on a headland with stunning views over Mana Island, Porirua Harbour and…
7. Whitireia Road
7. Whitireia Road
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2 local reviews
Whitireia Rd, Porirua
Michael & Andre
Michael & Andre
Whitireia Park is a headland with commanding views over Mana Island, Porirua Harbour and its surrounding area. The park comprises around 180…
Craig And Sarah
Craig And Sarah
Whitireia Park is a 180-hectare on a headland with stunning views over Mana Island, Porirua Harbour and surrounding area where you can fish,…