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North Head Historic Reserve

To early Maori this strategic viewpoint was known as Maungauika, and looking out over Auckland’s Harbor and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, the summit of this ancient volcanic cone was perfect for fending off an attack. In the 1800s, under European rule, the hill was fortified with cannons and guns to deter a Russian invasion, and was again fortified during both World Wars to protect the precious harbor. Though the attacks themselves thankfully never came, the tunnels, guns—and view—still remain. As the fortification of the hill slowly grew, it ultimately became the preeminent coastal defense system in all of New Zealand. The guns here were cutting edge for the time they were built and installed, and included a pair of “disappearing guns” that would actually recoil back into the ground once they had fired a shot. The guns are visible at the South Battery, which along with tunnels dug by prisoners using light from flickering lanterns.

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Halve dag Auckland North Head Guided Kayaking Tour

Dit kajakavontuur van 3 uur is perfect voor minder ervaren peddelaars. Een snelle peddel over de haven van Auckland brengt je naar het schilderachtige ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Auckland, Nieuw-Zeeland
  • Duur: 3 uur
Van USD 69,33