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Bastion Point

Bastion Point

  • Author: explore_adm
  • Date Posted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Category: , ,
  • Address: 15 Hapimana St, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

Beautiful 360 degree views over Auckland from the monument.

In 1885 the New Zealand Government built a military outpost at Kohimarama, or Bastion Point, because of its commanding strategic position overlooking the Waitemata Harbour.

The point is the location of the Memorial for the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand Michael Joseph Savage (23 March 1872 – 27 March 1940). He is generally regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest and most revered Prime Ministers.