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Located to the east of the central Wellington in New Zealand, Mount Victoria (also known as Tangi-te keo locally) is a prominent attraction of the city. With a towering height of 196 metres above sea level, the hill rose to fame when the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed here. Ever since it has become a popular tourist attraction owing to the gorgeous panoramic vistas that can be viewed from the top. You can see the valley below, the harbour, and the ocean, the criss-cross roads and the teeny tiny houses.
Among the most popular views from the top are Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and Eastern harbour bays, Matiu/Somes Island and the Miramar Peninsula in addition to the Baring and Pencarrow Heads. Considered to be a very famous picnic spot in the area, the mountain-top also boasts of mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views.