Events 2013

Takarunga Mt Victoria Heritage Walk

29 September 2013 - From 1pm

Put your walking shoes on this weekend and learn what Takarunga Mt Victoria can tell us about its long history.

Two prominent Devonport locals will lead a guided walk around Takarunga Mt Victoria: writer and archaeologist Dave Veart and Ngati Whatua kaumatua John Retimana.   

The tour will reveal the long history of the mountain, its cultural importance both to Maori and Pakeha and its many interesting places, including Fort Victoria, the signal station, the old water reservoir and the world-famous folk club, the Bunker. Takarunga Mt Victoria provides a beautiful vantage point from which to imagine Maori life in Tamaki Makaurau.

The walk will finish with an open afternoon at the Michael King Writers' Centre, where tea and coffee will be available. The event will take place rain or shine - if the weather is too wet, the talk will be held in the Michael King Writers' Centre.

The walk will take about 90 minutes from 1 pm and the centre will be open until 4 pm. It will be suitable for all ages, although parts of the walk will be steep. Sturdy footwear is recommended. 

If you can't manage the walk, you are welcome to drop in to see the centre and have a cuppa.

The open afternoon is hosted by the Devonport Friends of the Michael King Writers’ Centre and is part of the Auckland Heritage Festival.

When: Sunday September 29, 2013, 1 pm

Where: Start from the Michael King Writers’ Centre, Summit Road (off Kerr St), Takarunga Mt Victoria

Parking: On Kerr Street, in the Kerr St Artspace, or on the summit of Mt Victoria

Free (Koha appreciated)

Here's a map if you need to find us.