North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland
(4.8/5 based on 170+ 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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  • When in Devonport, walk to North Head. It's not difficult and takes about 15-30 minutes walk from the harbor. At the top, check out the views of Rangitoto Island and Cheltenham Beach. Also on top, the...  more »
  • Wonderful views of Auckland back across the bay, from an old and well maintained military post. Gun positions show where a 'disappearing gun' was once positioned (a common design across New Zealand) a...  more »
  • It is a good visit, we met about the naval history of New Zealand and to understand and compare it with that of our country. It is easy to access camiando.
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