Achilles Point

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  • Address: St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Nature

The Achilles Point is named after the ship that took down the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. The lookout point offers a gorgeous view of the Waitemata Harbour and is rare treat if you love to explore scenic places. A number of geological formation along the small hike to St Heliers add to the visit.

Looking down from the Achilles Point you can see a rock formation that looks like the bow of a ship while the traditional Maori carvings seen at the point are the highlight. Do carry a camera to capture the views from the point.

Achilles Point Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.

How to Reach Achilles Point

  • By Bus: 36 Vale Rd
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car.

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  • Achilles Point Address: St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Achilles Point Timing: 24-hrs
  • Achilles Point Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Achilles Point: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.68% of people who visit Auckland include Achilles Point in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Achilles Point visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Achilles Point

Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Achilles Point

People normally also visit Kiwi Valley Farm Park while planning their trip to Achilles Point.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Achilles Point Reviews & Ratings

  • This place is amazing. A very beautiful view. Just loved it.

  • Great views on a good day out over the Waitmata Harbour. Nice memorial to the men who fought the Battle of the River Plate.

  • Awesome place to see the sun set with a long track along the beach.

  • While the scenery is breathtaking from Achilles Point, the park itself is in disrepair. Considering that a feature of the park is a wooden promenade hanging a couple hundred feet over the beach below, and that, seemingly minor, disrepair feels like a serious safety issue.

  • A well laid out visitor lookout point with glorious views of Rangitoto and the small islands. Best viewed on a sunny day in spring when the small islands are still lush green and the waters are sparkling. The area is clean and rubbish free with a nice display explaining the significance of its name "Achilles"

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