Contact us

Contact us

Michael King Writers Centre
PO Box 32 629
Auckland 0744

+64 274 811 567



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

The house has panoramic views over the Waitemata Harbour. It is a quiet retreat, but is close to the  Devonport Village and ferries to Auckland city. The Signalman’s House is half way up the access road to the summit of 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 Play Centre and school. About half way up the summit road, there is a 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 ….