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The Michael King Writers’ Centre is based in the historic Signalman's House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport.

The house has panoramic views over the Waitemata Harbour. It is a quiet retreat, but is close to the lively Devonport Village and ferries to Auckland city. It is ideally located for research and writing.

The Signalman's House is half way up access road to the summit of Takarunga Mt Victoria. The entrance to the summit road is off Kerr Street, just past the turnoff from Victoria Road. Keep going up the steep road to the summit, past the creche and school. About half way up the summit road, there is green house (on the left) almost opposite an old tennis court. The green house is the Michael King Writers' Centre.

Please note that there is no parking on the access road to the summit of Mt Victoria. Visitors can park at the base of the mountain, on Kerr Street or in Devonport village. If you have a disability or a problem getting to the centre, please let us know. 

To visit us

The centre is open by appointment. Staff work part-time. Please contact the Centre to organise an appointment or arrange a group visit. 

 Contact us

Executive Director 
The Michael King Writers' Centre
PO Box 32-629
Auckland 0744

Phone/fax  09 445 8451

Send email to the MKWC


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