Fort Takapuna
Image: Rebecca Knapman | Creative Commons


Discover the beautiful views, wonderful coastal treasures and amazing history of O Peretu/Takapuna Head, right on the doorstep of the North Shore.

Adventure time: 45 min
Distance: 1 km loop
Travel: 14 km from central Auckland


Get another medal by visiting nearby Maungauika/North Head.

  • Explore the sandy and rocky shore of Takapuna Head and Narrow Neck beach.
  • Step back in time and imagine what life was like in one of the forts that protected Auckland during the wars.

To get your medal

  1. Plan your trip to Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve. Check for facilities and alerts before you go.
  2. Download the adventure map – English (PDF, 3,650K) | Te Reo (PDF, 264K).
  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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