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The Wights Hill Fortress, built during World War II, is located in Karori, Wellington and consists of an underground network of tunnels, operation rooms, and three gun emplacements. Society members take the public on a one-hour long guided tour on Open Days. You can also wander around yourself with the help of a free history pamphlet and map. The experience is fascinating for people of all ages and gives adults and children alike an insight into the measures taken to protect New Zealand during World War II. For more information, click here.

On the Road: There are multiple parking options all within a short hike to the fortress via either Johns Track (Lower Car Park) from the lower car park or the meandering walkway of Wrights Hill Lookout Trail that is suitable for all.

Family Friendly: A beautiful open space with amazing views, a parade ground, and gun emplacements to explore.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Jonathan Moulds

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