It was first settled in the early 1840s by New Zealand Company colonists and named in honour of their young queen, Victoria.
The suburb nestles on the sunny slopes of Mount Victoria, known to Maori as Matairangi. The Town Belt, a legacy of Wellington’s founding fathers, provides precious green space and outdoor recreation opportunities on Mount Victoria.
Mount Victoria has been home to a range of interesting characters. Some were prominent persons who played an important role in Wellington’s past, while others simply have a fascinating story to tell.
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District Plan review 2021: The Wellington City Council’s review of planning rules for the city will have significant implications for Mount Victoria’s heritage. Find out more.