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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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  • 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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  • 3.1% of people who visit Auckland include North Head Historic Reserve in their plan

  • 66.67% 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, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting North Head Historic Reserve

People normally club together Waitakere Ranges and Museum Of Transport And Technology 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
  • located on a headland at the entrance to Auckland's Harbor, North Head.Auckland was established in 1840 North Head became the site of the first pilot station, for guiding ships into the harbor. In 1878 the area was set aside as a public reserve on the basis that it be given up for defense purposes if required. After less than seven years North Head was indeed taken for defense purposes.

  • Be great if everyone obeyed the 'on leash only' rules for dogs. The council should send officers, they'd make a fortune.

  • Fantastic views of Auckland. Interisting war site to explore with kidz. Alot of hidden gems.

  • Beautiful spot for a sunny day, kids will enjoy exploring the tunnels and watching the busy channel. Great views of the city.

  • A great historic outing, just a pity about the vandalism. Explore the tunnels and have a beautiful walk along the shore. Some of the best views in Auckland.

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