The first of our places to visit in Auckland is Bastion Point - Named Takaparawhau in Māori. Bastion Point is a coastal piece of land in Orakei that overlooks Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and features a fishing pier that juts out into the harbour, a Maori Village and memorial for one of New Zealand's most revered leaders.
Visit an Auckland Place with significant Maori History
Bastion Point has significance in New Zealand history for its role in 1970s Māori protests against forced land alienation by non Māori New Zealanders. For this reason Bastion Point is a historically rich place to see in Auckland. During the stopover you'll see a Maori Village and get your first insights into Maori History and how this was the site for one of the major landmarks in the history of Maori protests.
See The Memorial for One Of New Zealand's Most Revered Leaders
The Savage memorial is for for New Zealand's first Labour Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage, and is another of the places to visit in Auckland that's covered during our stop over at Bastion Point. Prime Minister from 1935 to 1940, Savage died in March 1940 and is buried in the memorial site at Bastion Point.
Start touring the places to see in Auckland wherever you're based during your stay
Whether you're staying in Auckland CBD, On a Cruise Ship that's stopping over in Auckland, or are staying near Auckland City. Toru Tours will pick your group (or just you) up, and show you all the places in Auckland you must see in a half day tour.