North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland

(4.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Climb to the top of North Head Historic Reserve, a volcanic cone and at one time the most significant coastal defense site in New Zealand. Featuring sweeping views over the Hauraki Gulf, the attraction provided an advantageous viewpoint for peoples through the ages, starting with the Maori. Defense structures dating from 1888 include a military tunnel complex, gun emplacements, and fortifications once used to protect Auckland against Russian invasion. Take a self-guided tour, watch an educational film, or just walk the hilly hiking trails on the coast. Be careful of holes and uneven surfaces both in the tunnels and on the hikes, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Arrange to visit North Head Historic Reserve and other attractions in Auckland using our Auckland itinerary maker.
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  • What a fabulous place for a private family function. We even dressed the trees up as we celebrated an early Christmas. Walk down to the beach below north head and find a secluded Cove. Thenc after you...  more »
  • This stronghold which was used to defend the entrance to the Bay of Auckland, has become a place to relax, even if you have to climb a bit. There remains some of the military presence of the time. Don't miss if you go to Devonport.
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  • Went over to Devonport for a couple of hours. Walked along the seafront then up the North Head. Great views and some interesting information about the reserve and its usage in the past.