Wrights Hill Fortress Open Day

Wrights Hill Fortress Open Day

Head to Karori and visit the Wrights Hill Fortress on Labour Day. Self-guided tours last about one hour and there’s plenty to see from the second world war including a DVD of a huge 9.2 inch gun in action, historic photos, and WW11 firearms.

The underground tunnels include an engine room, ammunition stores, plotting rooms, radio room, and 620 metres of tunnels, all lit and safe. The huge gun pits give you an idea of how large the guns were, installed in the 1940’s to defend Wellington from a Japanese invasion or bombardment!

Limited car parking at the top of the hill- refreshments available.

CASH only - no EFTPOS facilities - sorry. Bring a torch for some fun, and strong footwear.


No booking is required.

Location: 50 Wrights Hill Road, Karori - off Campbell Street, left off Karori Road

Duration: Self-guided tours between 60 and 90 minutes.

Cost: Family of 2 adults and 3 kids: $20, single adult: $10, single child (under 15): $5. Cash only.

Contact: contact@wrightshillfortress.org.nz & 04 4768 593

Health & Safety: No jandals please - strong footwear advised. Torches are useful to see into “secret” places. No running or jumping is allowed. COVID QR posters and hand sanitiser available. Dogs on leash and under control are allowed. Health and safety message at the start of the tour in war shelter one main entrance.

Wrights Hill Fortress Restoration Society Inc.

The Wrights Hill Fortress Restoration Society is a self-funded registered charity vested to restore the Fortress to its former state as an historical monument for the benefit of the community. All proceeds go towards the preservation and restoration of the WW11 coastal battery. Founded in 1992.

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