Auckland region

Fort Takapuna.

Fort Takapuna

Auckland region.

Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve's commanding position at the head of the Rangitoto Channel in the Hauraki Gulf has made it an important lookout and defence site for hundreds of years, first for early Maori inhabitants and later for European settlers.

The structures at this site form a unique historic complex containing elements from all periods of coastal defence in New Zealand, and include the Victorian era Fort Takapuna.

Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve brochure (PDF, 223K)


Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve is located on Vauxhall Road, next to Narrow Neck Beach on Auckland's North Shore.

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Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
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