Motutapu Tunnels Open for Rare Tour

Posted by on Sep 05, 2010 | Leave a Comment

MotutapuMotutapu Island will be the location of two exceptional tours this weekend, Sunday 12 September.

The first will be a two-hour guided walking tour of the amazing WWII military sites on the sacred island of Motutapu. The tour will cover pillboxes, observation posts, gun emplacements, underground magazines, radar and wireless rooms and a rare opportunity to journey the underground tunnels to see the gun battery’s underground plotting rooms. Afternoon tea will be served in the 1900s Reid Homestead. Reasonable fitness and sturdy footwear will be required and don’t forget to take a torch, food and water.

The second tour will feature a special sailing to the ‘sacred’ island of Motutapu with a gentle guided walk around historic Home Bay.

You will hear stories of the original Maori inhabitants and the early European settlers and imagine life in the 1900s Reid Homestead, where afternoon tea and scones will be served. Again, remember to take food and water.

To get there: Catch 9.25 ferry from Devonport Wharf, tickets for each event $30 adults, $11.25 children inc ferry. Must be booked in advance. Contact Fullers:  www.fullers.co.nz

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