On a clear day, the views as you drive the coast from Wellington up the Kapiti Coast are pretty spectacular. The highway weaves around the coast and you are treated to views of the Pacific Ocean and Kapiti Island.
Above Wellington city (New Zealand’s small but friendly capital) lies Mt Victoria. In such a hilly region it isn’t noticeable as a towering mountain or distinguishable landmark, mostly overrun with roads and houses.
You can easily drive to the top and see panoramic views from ‘Mt Vic’, its Māori name is Tangi Te Keo. We had a lovely sunny day with great views out to the Pacific Ocean and the Cook Strait.
There are a few interesting statues and monuments atop the hill as well as several lookout vantage points. I had driven my two cousins and my Nana to the top after lunch on Wellington harbour.
It’s an easy place to visit right from the centre of Wellington or enroute to or from the airport. I can’t believe I had been to Wellington three times before and never known to drive to the top.
That’ s why Nanas know best!