Fort at North Head


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!

Adventure time:  30 min
Distance: 1 km loop
Travel: 16 km from central Auckland
Cost: Ferry fares


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

To get your medal

  1. Plan your visit to Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve. Check for facilities and alerts before you go.
  2. Download the adventure map (PDF, 1,810K)
  3. Go on your adventure and find the code word on the Kiwi Guardians post.
Claim your medal

Claim your medal using the code word for this adventure. Each Kiwi Guardians adventure has a different medal – see how many you can collect.

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