Fort Takapuna

An easier site to launch and land than Takapuna Grammar, and a longer cliff to soar than North Head.


Fort Takapuna (Fort Cautley) is between Narrow Neck Beach and Cheltenham Beach. Access is from Vauxhall Rd.
There are three seperate launches within 150m. The most commonly used is beside the concrete pill box. The launch height is approximatly 40ft.
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Narrow Neck Beach or Top Land.

Glider Types: 
Hang Glider
Site Rating: 
HG Intermediate
PG2 + 30 hours
Site Type: 
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Care needs to be taken when scratching close to the Pohutukawa trees. Limited landing options below launch when tide is full.


This is located within VFR CFZ (common frequency zone) with a VFR Ceiling of 2,500ft ASL. Check NOTAMS for restrictions during major events in the Hauraki Gulf (helicopter activity).

Site Monitor: 
John Walton 021 473 656
Site Achievements: 

On a good day a flight to Takapuna Beach and back is possible. (Who will be the first to make the transition from here to North Head)?

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