Download the adventure map and check out what you can do:
Know before you go
- 1 km return loop walk takes approximately 45 minutes or less.
- Easy flat walking over grass and sandy beach.
- No dogs are allowed on the reserve between 9 am and 7 pm from the Saturday of Labour Weekend to Easter Monday.
- Beware of steep drop-offs around cliff tops and historic structures.
What to bring
Go and explore
Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you’ll find a special code word – write it down, but don’t share it (we don’t want to spoil everyone else’s adventure).
Fort Takapuna is located 14 km from central Auckland. From SH1, in either direction take Esmonde Road exit 420, then turn right onto Lake Road, left onto Old Lake Road and continue onto Vauxhall Road.
Claim your reward
Tell us the Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.
Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.
Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.