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)
The grounds of Fort Takapuna is on a commanding position at the head of the Rangitoto Channel in the Hauraki Gulf. This made it an important lookout and defence site for hundreds of years.
Explore the fort and other military structures, take your dog for a walk, have a picnic, or why not give volunteering a go at Fort Takapuna?
Accommodation is available in Devonport, close to where Fort Takapuna is located.
Directions for getting there and rules that apply when visiting Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve.
The historic structures at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve contain elements from all periods of coastal defence in New Zealand.
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