Takarunga / Mt.Victoria Magic
Takarunga / Mt.Victoria Magic
a 1½ hour guided tour with commentary
$130.00 per PERSON
Limited to 6 participants
13 years old and over
It’s THE FUN way to see the Sights and have FUN as you effortlessly glide on a Segway to the summit of Takarunga/Mt. Victoria, the highest volcanic cone on Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland’s North Shore where the views back to the city and the Hauraki Gulf are spectacular.
You’ll learn the ‘Secrets’ of the Mountain and the ‘Iconic Mushrooms.’ You can have some FUN getting the perfect ‘Air Shot’ if you’re keen to take the jump !
You can explore the “Disappearing Gun”. It was installed in the 1880s to guard Auckland against the perceived Russian invasion.
There are plenty of photo opportunities around the village, beaches and parks and from the Summit. We’ll also make sure you have the opportunity for some ‘free- riding’ time to thoroughly enjoy the FUN Sensation of the Segway Ride.
To ride a Segway, you need to be agile and able to climb stairs unaided. You must be able to step on and off the Segway with ease.
Summer 9.30am 12.30 and 3.30pm daily (Nov – April)
Winter 10.00am and 1.30pm daily (May – Oct)
TAKING THE FERRY?
If you’re coming from the city you can take the 12 minute ferry ride from the downtown terminal. Once here you’ll find us inside the Devonport Ferry Terminal.
Booking for the Ferry is not necessary as they run every ½ hour during the day.
AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE
If you’re driving from the City over the bridge you need to allow 45 minutes as traffic can be heavy coming into Devonport via Lake Road.
There is free 3-hour car parking outside the ferry terminal building. Alternatively, you will need to find parking in the streets around the village.
Auckland Places to See ...
Takarunga/ Mt. Victoria at 87mtrs. high looks out over the Naval Base and the Waitemata Harbour to THE BEST views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf making it one of THE things to do in Auckland.
Early History ...
You also have a magnificent view of the main shipping channel from the summit of Takarunga/Mt. Victoria. The old Signal Station at the summit was built in 1954. Radar was installed in 1970.
In June 2000 the station became fully automated and now guides ships into the harbour from the Ports of Auckland Container Terminal also visible from the summit.
Bunkers from as early as the 1870’s can be found at the summit. One in particular is now the home of the “Devonport Folk Music Club” (The Bunker) where you can enjoy the ambiance of a roaring open fire in the winter and fabulous views as you assemble outside to imbibe in a cuppa or a beer at interval on a clear starry night.
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“Riding on the Segways was an experience never to be forgotten (and the closest to quid-ditch we will get!) We did the Mt Victoria tour and would recommend it to anyone! The 360 panoramic views are truly stunning and breathtaking!”
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