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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***Spatial Plan and District Plan 2021: The Wellington City Council is working on changes to planning rules for the city, with significant implications for Mount Victoria’s heritage. Keep up to date on this on our page of reports, analysis and submissions .