Fort at North Head

Image: wehunts | Creative Commons


Maungauika/North Head is an important historical site but it’s also a totally awesome place to explore. There are forts with interlinking tunnels, spooky caves, massive old guns, trees to climb, hills to run down – it’s got everything!


  • See the giant old gun – boom!
  • Explore the magical caves and mysterious dark tunnels – don't forgot a torch!
  • Watch all the boats coming in and out of the harbour – hopefully they caught some fish!

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 1,810K) and check out what you can do.

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.

Getting there: Maungauika/North Head is 16 km north of the centre of Auckland, in Devonport. Ferries run from downtown Auckland to Devonport Wharf − 2 km from Maungauika/North Head.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Maungauika/North Head 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.

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