Bastion Point and the Savage Memorial, Auckland

3 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Bastion Point and the Savage Memorial
    by fachd
  • Bastion Point and the Savage Memorial
    by fachd
  • View from Bastion Point lookout
    View from Bastion Point lookout
    by fachd
  • fachd's Profile Photo

    Bastion Point - Savage Memorial Gardens

    by fachd Updated Nov 9, 2010

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    3 more images

    At Bastion Point is the Savage Memorial Gardens which was dedicated to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand Michael Joseph Savage. Inside the memorial are pool with well kept garden and a tall obelisk.

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Historical Travel
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • fachd's Profile Photo

    Bastion Point - Takaparawhau

    by fachd Written Nov 9, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    View from Bastion Point lookout
    4 more images

    We had a look at Bastion Point (Takaparawhau in Māori) lookout. This piece of coastal land is a beautiful spot with well kept lawn. It has spectacular view. You can see the Harbour Bridge, Downtown Auckland skyscrapers, Sky Tower, Devenport, Rangitoto Island and others.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • allikat's Profile Photo

    Bastion Point and the Savage Memorial

    by allikat Written Feb 19, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tha Savage Memorial

    Bastion Point is an area of parkland that gives you great views over the Waitemata Harbour to Rangitoto Island. It is also the sight of the Savage Memorial, which comemmorates Michael Joseph Savage, New Zealands first Labour Prime Minister. There are formal gardens around the memorial itself, with the rest of the area given over to rolling lawns, great for picnics and sitting in the sun.
    Right by the edge of the point as it looks over Tamaki Drive and Mission Bay are old gun placements, remnants from the war (the guns themselves are long gone)
    The houses that back onto Bastion Point are some of Aucklands most exclusive property, but most of the land here that isn't built on is ancient Maori land and well protected against further development.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Auckland

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

93 travelers online now

Comments

View all Auckland hotels