Fort Taiaroa, established over 100 years ago to counter the threat of invasion from Tsarist Russia, overlooks part of the albatross colony and the Fort is now a museum. Today, visitors to Taiaroa Head are very fortunate to be able to view the only Armstrong Disappearing Gun of its type in the world, still in working trim, in its original gun pit.
Inspect at first hand the great 1886 six inch caliber hydraulic disappearing gun, sitting in its gun pit in full working order Stroll through the underground tunnels and view the deep-down magazines. Check out the detailed models which show how the gun worked. Inspect the view from the fully equipped Battery Observation Post with its original (1886) depression range finder.
Historic Fort Taiaroa, P O Box 492, Dunedin, Dunedin - Coastal Otago, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- Open daily from 10.15am. Hourly tours
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Pricing and Conditions
(16 year(s) and under)
- Other charges:
- Family Rate $60. adults and 3 children
- Further pricing information:
- Reservations essential.