Achilles PointCurrently Open
- 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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0.68% of people who visit Auckland include Achilles Point in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
95% of people start their Achilles Point visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Achilles Point
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.
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"