Wrights Hill Fortress

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  • Address: Wrights Hill Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-44768593
  • Ticket Price: 5 NZD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Fort
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Constructed during World War II, the Wrights Hill Fortress is a circular artillery embankment that consists mostly of long underground tunnels buried as deep as 50 feet deep in the earth. The fort was meant to have three large guns positioned on the above ground portion during the war. Today, the Wrights Hill Fortress has been restored and is a historic landmark. The fortress is not accessible to visitors all year round. Only on specific days of the year are the 2,000 or so feet of tunnels open to the public. Surrounding the emplacement are bush walks and picnic areas with fantastic views.

Wrights Hill Fortress Travel Tips

  • Please note that the fortress is accessible to the public only on specific days.
  • Other days, you can have picnic around the fortress.

Entrance Ticket Details For Wrights Hill Fortress

  • Adults: $5
  • Children (under 15): $3
  • Family Pass (2 adults and 3 children): $15

Wrights Hill Fortress Hours

The Fortress is open to the general public on the following days:

  • Waitangi Day, February 6
  • ANZAC Day, April 25
  • Queen’s Birthday, June (first Monday)
  • Labour Day, October (third Monday)
  • December Open Day, December 28
  • On these open days, the fortress is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to Reach Wrights Hill Fortress

  • Hazelwood Avenue bus stops

  • Carrying snacks with you is recommended.

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  • Wrights Hill Fortress Address: Wrights Hill Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wrights Hill Fortress Contact Number: +64-44768593
  • Wrights Hill Fortress Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Wrights Hill Fortress Price: 5 NZD
  • Best time to visit Wrights Hill Fortress(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wrights Hill Fortress: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 15.26% of people who visit Wellington include Wrights Hill Fortress in their plan

  • 90.24% of people start their Wrights Hill Fortress visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Wrights Hill Fortress

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wrights Hill Fortress

People normally club together Museum Of Wellington City And Sea and Beehive while planning their visit to Wrights Hill Fortress.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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