Mount Victoria is an inner-city suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, with a rich history and heritage.

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.

Historic homes encompassing a variety of architectural styles, from Victorian to Art Deco, are defining features of Mount Victoria’s built heritage.

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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Proposed District Plan 2022:  The Wellington City Council has notified a new proposed District Plan which will have significant implications for Mount Victoria’s heritage.  Find out more.

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