Albert Park Air Raid Shelters
Air Raid Tunnels
These pages illustrate an interesting feature of Auckland history, unknown to many Aucklanders there are a maze of tunnels under a central city park, namely Albert Park. You can browse through some miscellaneous facts and figures, or click on the map below to explore the layout of the tunnels.
Go on an annotated journey into the tunnels themselves with the Intrepid Binary Brothers conducted in April 1996.
There are a couple of press articles relating to the development of the tunnels.New
Heritage values of the Albert Park air raid shelters (Scott Pilkington, 2008)
No light at the end of tunnel (The Aucklander, July 2008)
Plans overlaid onto aerial maps (Ray Ackland, 2016)
As a related topic, the following is an illustrated view of what lies above the tunnels, the part one normally sees. You can read a brief history of the park, view a linked map of the park, or look directly at photos of the various features.