Portrait of Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois, circa 1880-1890
Collection of the Alexander Turnball Library

Guided tour: Historic coastal defences on North Head

FreeNorth Auckland

Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm


Meet at the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum

64 King Edward Parade (At the foot of North Head), Devonport

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Bookings are required

Contact Royal New Zealand Navy Museum:

09 445 5186


Event details

Take a guided tour of the historic coastal defences on North Head.

You'll learn about the military threats to New Zealand that led to the emplacement of the defences. Then explore the gun positions and tunnels, while listening to the myths and legends that surround the site.

What you need to know:

  • Please bring a torch to light your way through the unlit tunnels
  • The walk involves a climb to reach the gun positions on the summit of North Head.

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