North Head Historic Reserve

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-93796476
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Military Area

North Head Historic Reserve - Review

The North Head Historic Reserve is New Zealand’s most important military base and coastline security. Even today, the military tunnels, gun emplacements and fortifications dating back to late 19th century, are preserved. You can take a walk here to admire the splendid coastline as you explore its many pathways. Fun fact-North head is one of the 50 volcaniccones in Auckland. The North Head beach is rather popular for its serene ambience.

During your visit, don’t miss on seeing the film about the history of North Head shown at the old stone kitchen.

North Head Historic Reserve Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will be helpful.
  • Vehicle access is via Takarunga Road
  • Camping and littering is not permitted.
  • Admission to the place is Free.

North Head Historic Reserve Opening and Closing Hours

  • The reserve is open at 6:00 am.
  • Vehicle gate closes at 8:00 pm.
  • Pedestrian gates at Takarunga Road and at the southern end of Cheltenham Beach close at 10:00 pm.
  • For tours, contact the place prior to your visit.
  • Timings of the Stone Kitchen: Daily from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.

How To reach North Head Historic Reserve by Public Transport

  • By Bus: 12 Cheltenham Rd
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car.

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TripHobo Highlights for North Head Historic Reserve

  • North Head Historic Reserve Address: Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • North Head Historic Reserve Contact Number: +64-93796476
  • North Head Historic Reserve Timing: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • North Head Historic Reserve Price: Free
  • Best time to visit North Head Historic Reserve(preferred time): 06:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit North Head Historic Reserve: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting North Head Historic Reserve

  • 11.42% of people who visit Auckland include North Head Historic Reserve in their plan

  • 62.29% of people start their North Head Historic Reserve visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see North Head Historic Reserve

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

91.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting North Head Historic Reserve

People normally club together Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and Viaduct Harbour while planning their visit to North Head Historic Reserve.

People also prefer to end their day with North Head Historic Reserve.

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

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North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland Reviews

  • Interesting place. Video almost essential viewing to give context. Parking lines would be handy. Some people have no idea that others may want to park too.

  • This is the best spot to see the whole city from the top. It's a great location for taking photos and you can also see the Browns island from there. there is also a couple of toilets up there.

  • A beautiful reserve overlooking the bay. Plenty of paths for walking, as well as the conservatory department "huts" hosting historical videos about the North Head hill. You can see the disappearing gun, used as one of Auckland's main defence against any water attack. You can also find fortresses around the reserve; some are still open explore though most are already sealed.

  • Love this place. Nice to walk around abc explore the underground cave/establishments. Very well maintained. Good to come here with kids, saw a lot of kids having fun looking at the cannon baller and caves.

  • Amazing views all the way to the Coromandel on a sunny clear winter day!!! So many good food places in Devonport on the way in !!!!

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