Bastion Point and the Savage Memorial, Auckland
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.
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.
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.