Also known as Tarikaka, Mount Kaukau is the highest point overlooking Wellington Harbour. Its summit is at an elevation of nearly 450 metres above sea level and is Wellington's most visible point. It also features the main television transmitter tower of the city which stands tall at a height of 122 metres. From the top of Mount Kaukau, travellers will be able to take in sweeping views of the surrounding city in the distance as well as the Wellington Harbour and the Rimutaka and Tararua Ranges. Hiking and trekking to the hill summit is a popular activity and can prove to be a memorable experience - particularly for adventurous travellers and nature enthusiasts. A visit is recommended for travellers sight-seeing in Wellington.
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults
The view from the summit
Though designated prayer facilities at Mount Kaukau will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open area will be available to use during prayer times. Travellers can also visit some of the few mosques in Wellington such as the Wellington Masjid in Kilbirnie. Lower Hutt Islamic Centre in Lower Hutt and Porirua Islamic Centre in Porirua are two other mosques in Wellington.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Mount Kaukau can visit some of the many Halal restaurants in Wellington. A few of the most popular Halal restaurants in Wellington include Marrakesh Cafe, Mughlai Curry Corner, Delhi Brasserie, Kipp Cafe, Istana Malaysia, Garam Masala and Nando’s – which all serve a wide array of excellent Halal food.