North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland

About North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland

North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland - Address, Phone Number

Address: Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand

Phone: +64-93796476

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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Historical Site, Family And Kids, Military Area

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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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North Head Historic Reserve, Auckland Reviews - Write a Review

  • Amazing piece of history. Great mix of well kept exhibit tunnels and older unused ones make it perfect for exploring and learning about the site. Unlike many of the other forts around the country (the ones in Wellington, for example), this site is incredibly well kept, and definitely worth a visit.

  • Great place to explore with kids (bring torches) or for a picnic. Car can still drive up, but cars have to be out before 8pm. One side will always be sheltered from the wind.

  • Amazing views and history. I do prefer the views from here than in Mt VIctoria. Awesome spot for both sunset and sunrise.

  • Every climb of Maungauika is rewarded with a different and beautiful view -no matter the season or the weather.

  • Awesome place for nice views and afternoon walks. Go there on a sunny day and you won't be disappointed

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