Guides & Notes
Auckland Heritage Festival
Motuihe Trust again participated in the 2010 Auckland Heritage Festival. Guided tours of the Historic headland and Restoration areas were provided to visitors.
Since October 2006, Guided tours of the Heritage area on the Headland and Forest Restoration areas have been provided by Motuihe Project Volunteers. These are of great interest to visitors who are keen to learn about the Maori and European History of Motuihe Island. Ex-Navy cadets who were trained on the Island between 1941-1963 have returned to reminisce about their youthful days and given our guides great insight on the goings on during those days that the island was converted into the HMNZS Tamaki Naval Cadet Training Base. The Auckland City Heritage Festival has been a great opportunity for visitors to hear the guides and relax and enjoy the excellent surroundings.
Photos below relate to the German POW World War I camp days, when German Commander Count Felix Von Luckner was interred on the island along with many other German POWs.
Follow this link for the Heritage & Restoration Walk notes.