Maungauika / North Head

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Maungauika / North Head
4.5
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James M
Auckland, New Zealand433 contributions
Beautiful View
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 25 June 2020
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TURNERO
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
Pleasant Walk
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 27 April 2020
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KenVicLee
Huntington Beach, CA1,979 contributions
Gun Placements Protecting the Harbor
Feb 2020
We stopped here as part of a tour with Time Unlimited Tours. We had previously heard a story about the gun placements when enjoying the Fullers 360 Harbor Tour. It was great to see the bunkers up close and to have the perspective overlooking Auckland's harbor. For safety reasons you can't see all the defense works that went on here but we were told there were tunnels built by prison labor during the Russian Scare of 1885. A very interesting and, to us from the U.S., little known piece of history.
Written 9 April 2020
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mummakook
Wollongong, Australia388 contributions
Great spot to wander around, something for everyone
Mar 2019
Fantastic views across Auckland and the harbour along with a bit of wartime history await your ascent of north head, a relatively easy walk from town and climb but, as I discovered on my most revent NZ visit, also about the only hill in the Auckland area that you can still drive to the summit of, well close to it, making it more readily accessible for all (though entry can be arranged for access to others). There is a short film and some reading material with some history of the area, the bunkers being of greater interest to most children, along with sliding down the grass on a piece of cardboard.
Written 23 February 2020
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Michael F
Auckland Central, New Zealand88 contributions
All that money spent chasing Russians - and they never came
Nov 2019
Ok, the view is outstanding, the beauty quite remarkable. But its also worth getting into the history of the place - fear of Russians to start with... and to think, the first two Boeing aircraft ever made are lost some where inside all those tunnels.
Written 15 February 2020
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russlo
Christchurch, New Zealand82 contributions
bit of history
Nov 2019
We found this a worthwhile place to spend some time. Fantastic views from the top. Interesting to see what war time bunkers were like.
Written 19 January 2020
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lidsdale
102 contributions
Prepare to walk
Dec 2019
Wear your walking shoes,lovely views.
Great little cafes in Devonport village,worth a look with a short ferry ride.
Written 12 January 2020
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KBofLB
Littleborough, UK469 contributions
Great views from the summit
Nov 2019
The walk up to the summit is not especially steep and there are great views of the harbour from the summit. The gun emplacements have good interpretation signage about the development of this defence point.
Written 19 December 2019
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tomtom755
Auckland Central, New Zealand172 contributions
North Head Views
Dec 2019
We love climbing up North head and enjoying the views back to Auckland, just need a quick drink after the climb.
Written 10 December 2019
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Rachel A
74 contributions
Fascinating history, great views
Nov 2019
We really enjoyed being able to explore the site at our own pace. Stopping to read about the history or just admiring the 360 degree views.
Written 7 December 2019
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