Day one hundred and six: North Head, Devonport

Previously we suggested taking a trip up Mt Victoria in Devonport with some fish and chips to take in the stunning vistas, but a visit to Devonport wouldn’t be complete without taking in the tunnels of North Head.

North Head is steeped in history and also home to some spectacular views of the Waitemata Harbour. The headland was set up as a defence fort in the late 1800’s to defend Auckland from a feared Russian attack. The defence system expanded during both the World Wars. The legacy is an intriguing combination of tunnels, guns, fortifications and searchlights.

The area is now a historic reserve maintained by the Department of Conservation.

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