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North Head and Cheltenham Beach

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North Head and Cheltenham Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Virtual tour showing a view from North Head over Cheltenham Beach and Ringatoto Island. This extinct volcano gives fantastic panoramic views over much of Devonport and the surrounding area. It was also used as a gunnery position and this panorama was taken from one of the defunct gun stations.

North Head and Cheltenham Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION

North Head and Cheltenham Beach - Auckland visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'North Head and Cheltenham Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater Auckland.

North Head is a prominent headland in Devonport, the remains of a 40,000 year old volcano cone. Only 20 minutes walk from , this public park and conservation area used to house a gun battery to protect Auckland from seaborne invasion. These fortifications started in the late 19th century and continued to be developed up to the end of WWII. Most of the guns have now gone, except for one which overlooks Waitemata Harbour from the South Battery.

The placements remain as do the numerous tunnels underneath the head, making it a favourite playground for children. The steep slopes of North Head are also fun to run around and explore. In addition to this, there are stunning panoramic views from the headland over the surrounding area, which take in the surrounding beaches, islands and coastline.

Just to the north of North Head is Cheltenham Beach. From here the coastline continues up the peninsula to Takapuna, passing Narrow Neck Beach and Takapuna Beach on the way.


Ferry: From Ferry Building to Devonport Wharf.
Bus: From Britomart Transport Centre with a change at Takapuna.

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