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Built during World War Two, the Fortress consists of an underground network of tunnels, operation rooms and three gun emplacements. Society members take the public on a one hour long guided tour on Open Days. You can also wander around yourself with the help of a free history pamphlet and map. The experience is fascinating for people of all ages and gives adults and children alike an insight into the measures taken to protect New Zealand during World War Two.

The Fortress is open to the general public on the following days:

- Waitangi Day, February 6
- ANZAC Day, April 25
- Queens Birthday, June (first Monday)
- Labour Day, October (third Monday)
- December Open Day, December 28

More information here: http://www.whfrs.org.nz/
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