1885 stone kitchen, now a movie theatre, Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve
Watch Maungauika - the story of a mountain in the Stone Kitchen Theatre on the western side of the barracks building at the summit. The film plays continuously from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, 7 days.
The refurbished Fire Command Post on the eastern side of the barracks building at the summit plays a film about the restoration of Rangitoto and Motutapu.
Fire Command Post also plays Armed. Ready. And waiting..., about Auckland's impressive WWII defence network, controlled from this very building. The films play continuously from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, 7 days.
Watch Armed. Ready. And waiting... film on YouTube | Listen to interview with historian and archaeologist Dave Veart about Armed. Ready. And waiting...
You can fish off the rocks on the eastern side of the reserve. Access to this fishing spot is via the Coastal Track.
Kiwi Guardians programme
Take your family on a Kiwi Guardians adventure. Kiwi Guardians is a free, fun and easy way for 6-10 year olds to get to know this special place - grab a map, go and explore, and earn a reward! More about Kiwi Guardians
North Head is a popular place for paragliding. Come and fly this site with your own equipment, or just sit and watch others leap of the edge! Note that you need to be a member of the NZ Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association to fly this site. Paragliders generally launch from just above North Battery.
For more information see NZ Hang Gliding and Paraglidng Association or Auckland Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.
You can swim at the nearby Cheltenham Beach when the tide is high, and also at Lover's Cove (the bay south of Cheltenham Beach) on the Coastal Walkway in the reserve.