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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  • This is a great place to visit to have 360 degree views of Auckland and the islands. Good place for a picnic. 
  • I am serious, just go there! Go in the afternoon, take walk, relax, watch the sunset. The Cheltenham beach is very near as well if you want. The place is never crowded. You can see some married couple...  more »
  • We loved our visit to the North Head Historic Reserve which is located in Devonport, North of Auckland. We found free parking on site, plenty of interpretation boards and suggested walking loops. Ther...  more »