Fort Takapuna
Image: Rebecca Knapman | Creative Commons


O Peretu is the ancient name for this headland, occupied first by Māori and used by the New Zealand Defence Forces for over a century. Enjoy the stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf and nearby Rangitoto Island.

Fort Takapuna sits on a commanding position at the head of the Rangitoto Channel in the Hauraki Gulf.

The site has served its community diversely as a defence and lookout post, medical centre, and training camp that reinforced New Zealand’s involvement on a global scale during times of conflict.

Notable defensive features of the fort include twin six-inch disappearing guns, an underground magazine, and barracks.

More about the history of Fort Takapuna

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