Sunday, 23 August 2015

Weekending - The North Head Trip


View across to Mt Rangitoto
South Battery which takes you into the volcanic tunnels

Cheltenham Beach






  




Sunday brought beautiful weather and a trip to North Head in Devonport with The Scout, Miss B and Mr J as part of a scout activity.

North Head is an old military defence fort sited on one of Auckland's many volcanic cones.  It dates from the late 1800's, when there were fears of a Russian invasion. North Head actually had three forts to defend different harbour locations, and during WW1 it was used a military barracks.  Auckland was not attacked in WW2 either and the base was later used for the Army's Compulsory Military Training Programme.  These days it is an historical reserve, with stunning views of the harbour and city, lots of tunnels and other  interesting fortifications to explore.  Most of the old guns were scrapped, but a few remain on site.

A really interesting place to explore and relax afterwards with a picnic lunch.

8 comments:

  1. Great pictures from your day out.

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  2. Nice to see pictures from your country!

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  3. It is a great place to explore, and your photography is wonderful!

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  4. Lovely day out seeing all that our beautiful country has to offer.

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  5. Sounds like an amazing day out, some great views.

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  6. What a gorgeous day out. Such a lovely lovely setting. Hope you have a great week :)

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  7. Looks like a very interesting place to explore on a day out! xx

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