Fort Takapuna

Site Information

Fort Takapuna (Fort Cautley) is between Narrow Neck Beach and Cheltenham Beach. Access is from Vauxhall Rd.

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

There are three separate launches within 150 m. The most commonly used is beside the concrete pill box.

The launch height is approximately 40 ft.

​Site Type

Coastal.

Landing

Narrow Neck Beach or top Land.

Fort Takapuna Take Off

Weather and Wind Direction

North East

Mandatory Notices

None.

Site Radio Channel

None.

Restrictions

Hang Gliding

HG Intermediate

Paragliding

PG2 + 30 hours

Cautions

  1. Care needs to be taken when scratching close to the Pohutukawa trees.
  2. Limited landing options below launch when tide is full.

Airspace

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

Access Conditions

None.

Site Monitor

John Walton 021 473 656

Notes

None.

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)?