During World War Two gun emplacements and a tunnel network were constructed on the Island overlooking Waitemata Harbour to protect Auckland from a perceived threat from Japanese ships.
The remnants can be visited by taking a stroll in the Stony Batter Hiastoric Reserve with stunning views of the Island and across the water to the mainland.
Just a 12 minute helicopter ride or 40 minute ferry trip from Auckland , it’s great for a day trip , or even a few days !
The Island offers something for everyone including fishing , sailing , mountain biking , hiking , wine tours/tasting , and an art district with galleries and sculptures including the work of local artists.
So close to the big city yet with a true Island feel , it’s a great getaway with white sandy beaches and meandering streams.
This is one of Auckland’s true gems.
Contact Luxury Tours of New Zealand and let us help plan your trip to this island paradise.