North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Fabulous historic site on the headland, This significant coastal defence site now filled with grassy slopes and, as far as the eyes could see, panoramic views out to the Hauraki Gulf and beyond, acros...  read more »
  • Visited Wednesday 14th September. Originally a defence fortification that is now open to the public to explore the fort, tunnels, gun, search lights and take in the views of Auckland CBD over the harb...  read more »
  • Easy access by ferry from the city and a short walk to the North head outlook. Locally there is shopping and great eateries. Perfect on a low key sunny day with a few hours to spare. 
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