Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, ahi kā (local iwi) welcome you to Takaparawhau. It’s great to have you here. Takaparawhau, this beautiful piece of land that you currently stand on is steeped in a rich history that can tell the story of desperate struggle and that of a dream fulfilled.
You’ve arrived to this landing page because you’ve accessed the Takaparawhau wifi. So for now, we’ll leave you to it. Feel free to have a walk around and enjoy some of the best views of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and the Waitematā.
You can also keep scrolling to learn more about Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Takaparawhau.
Takaparawhau is a significant land mark for the iwi of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and New Zealand history as the site that was occupied by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in the year 1977.
"The struggle for the retention of this land is the most important struggle which our people have faced for many years. To lose this last bit of ground would be a death blow to the mana, to the honour and to the dignity of the Ngāti Whātua people.” Joe Hawke
Alcohol & Smokefree
Alcohol is banned and is not to be consumed at all times. This park is smokefree.
Use bins where provided to dispose of your rubbish. If there are no bins take all rubbish and recycling with you when you leave.
It is illegal to light open fires in public areas in the Auckland region.
6am – 6pm
6am – 9pm
Located at Auckland's Bastion Point, the memorial to Michael Joseph Savage, New Zealand's first Labour prime minister (1935-1940) overlooks the Waitemata Harbour. Like the Massey Memorial in Wellington, it is built on the site of a former gun emplacement dating from the 'Russian Scare' of the 1880s.