Albert Park Air Raid Shelters

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My favourite quote from the plan title block

"All angles are right angles except where otherwise indicated"

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.

Investigation into Heritage Management - Albert Park Air Raid Shelters Case Study (Scott Pilkington, 2008)
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)

View the tunnel maps


1, 2, 345, 6, 789.


2, 4

Key Items

tunnel profile, signatures, baffles

Albert Park

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.

View the Albert Park map


Rotunda, Cottage, University Tower, Art Gallery, Toilets

Surface features

Well, Cannon, Fountain, Ombu tree, Floral Clock, Speakers Podium


Gateway, Boyd, Trooper, Throwback, George Grey, Queen Victoria, Reclining