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“A lovely place to see Auckland Skyline from” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Achilles Point

Achilles Point
Cliff Road | St Heliers Bay, Auckland 2004, New Zealand
+64 (0)9 979 2333
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Ranked #68 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
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“A lovely place to see Auckland Skyline from”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This point is off the beaten track but it is only a little further on from Mission Bay - if you're already there - or on more still from Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. The travel is the main reason it only gets 4 stars. So if you're in the "area" anyway, do take a trip here - naturally it is best when it is sunny. There is a bus that runs to Mission Bay and onwards so ask at one of the i-sites and you'll soon find your way.

Visited July 2012
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“Achilles Point”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is off Tamaki Drive (the water front) just past Kelly Tarltons under water sea world in Auckland. It is a very large park area on a hill with views looking over to the North Shore area and North head. It is a venue also used for wedding photos. There is a little path at one end that leads you down to Mission Bay to the cafe's and the beach where there is a lovely fountain whichlights up with different colours at night

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“Gorgeous views of harbour and gulf.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is an easy (and cheap) place to visit to take in the fabulous views of Auckland's magnificent harbour and environs. From here you can look out at the Hauraki Gulf and down to the ranges of the Coromandel Peninsula.
There is a nudist beach (Ladies Bay) right under the point that seems to be popular with the Gays - but does not in any way detract from the area as it is a very private beach with steep access.

Visited June 2012
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