North Head Historic Reserve

North Head Historic Reserve

North Head Historic Reserve
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Laurel M
Calgary, Canada846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We parked at the upper car park then headed towards the South Battery. There is a map of the hill and you can go in any direction. As one local out walking his dog said ‘you can’t get lost’! The path is mowed grass and follows the hill around in a circle. Lots of stops at old war installations, beautiful views of Devonport, Mt Victoria and the Auckland skyline. I was surprised we spent 2 hours here! Such a nice break from the city.
Written February 28, 2023
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TURNERO
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The walk was incredibly beautiful. The park was very easy to find and offered a great view of Auckland. Quiet and peaceful. Great place for families and kids. Near to shops and great eats. The New World grocery store is huge there and offers many great selections. The shop nearby have the best prices that I have ever seen all over New Zealand. I shop in Auckland and Bay if Islands. Devonport had the best deals for the exact same thing.

Tourist should grab a HOP card from the grocery stores, load it up as you go. If you don’t use your balance within 60 days, they put the money back on the card that you used to purchase the travel credits. It works on bus, trains and ferries. You will save a fortune.

Trust me, I’m a local.
Written April 27, 2020
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James M
Auckland, New Zealand420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
North Head is a lovely place to wander around. You can look at the Gun Placements and the magnificent views of Auckland. If you are lucky you may meet Daisy, the resident feline of North Head. Well worth taking a picnic.
Written June 25, 2020
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We walked here (and all over Devenport) and tried to see most of the distinguishable features. Some were up a bit of an incline which was a problem for our most elderly person. There were spots to rest and spots to play....children were exploring tunnels and rolling down hills. I would recommend it and I like the know the history so the markers were useful.
Written May 1, 2024
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blueborage
Hamilton, New Zealand271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Went there after 10 years and it was as if time had stood still. The same beautiful views, easy walks and a great place for a picnic with the family. Lots of history in the museum and a great place for the kids to run around. Beautifully kept grounds.
Written July 16, 2021
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lauraedgar01
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We always come here. An easy day, picnic with a view, play in the low tide water, explore the history and slide down the slopes. Blimen windy on a winter day but fun for all.
Written January 6, 2023
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Exploration428432
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Lovely walk and views of harbour. Interesting tunnels. Poor rating due to getting parked car robbed with smashed window. My poor niece and newphews got bags taken right before heading to airport. Luckily no passports or wallets were taken as we carried these but totally tarnished the great trip they had to NZ and NZ image. Medication, a child’s phone, some souvenirs, travel bits, and clothing stolen. Hugely disappointed for the lack of cameras on parking areas which could easily have cameras here. Called security company on front gate and even though it says monitored, it’s only a sign to try and deter issues. Visitors beware!
Also not a garbage bin in sight so did see litter along the walk.
Written January 6, 2019
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Mark W
Auckland, New Zealand38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
hi, here you can walk around the north head,see the army barracks and walk through the tunnels. good views of Rangitoto island and a good View of Auckland City.good foot ware is needed.
Written November 11, 2018
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PeteCKW
West Pennant Hills, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A great way to spend a day with a picnic with family. Great views and lots to do for the children. Very relaxing.
Written October 13, 2019
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swoopmj
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
If you are on the Auckland waterfront and look over the water to Devonport you will see 2 hills Mt Victoria and the one to the left at the very end of the North Shore, North Head.
An easy walk to the summit via Cheltenham Beach which is by the way a beautiful beach with stunning views of Rangitoto Island.
The bunkers up the hill were built because of the fear of a Russian invasion believe it or not.
Also great views of the Coromandel and Waiheke and some of the other Hauraki Gulf Islands and of Auckland City and the East Coast Bays from the summit.
Written August 6, 2019
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