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North Head Historic Reserve

16 Takarunga Road
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Explore New Zealand's Military History Auckland  New Zealand

Explore New Zealand's Military History

North Head Historic Reserve sits on an old volcanic cone formed about 50,000 years ago - so check, super cool geology. In the 1840s it became a pilot station to guide ships into Auckland's harbor, and by 1885 a defense fort was built on the island for fear of war with the Russians. Today, it's a public reserve where you can get lost in dark tunnels, have a picnic with gorgeous views, or lounge by the water.