Mount Victoria lookout, Auckland – New Zealand

Takarunga / Mount Victoria is the highest volcano on Auckland’s North Shore, rising to 87 m. The hill provides panoramic views of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and the inner Hauraki Gulf.

Over the years the peak and upper slopes have housed a signal station for shipping, artillery emplacements, farmland, and various concrete army bunkers, some from as early as the 1870s. One bunker now serves as the venue for the Devonport Folk Music Club.

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