The stories of our city are all around us - you just have to know where to look!

Puke Ariki’s experienced guides will bring the history of our town to life as you enjoy an easy stroll around the CBD, taking in key landmarks, places and moments from the past.

Hear the stories of hope and anguish, struggle and triumph of the early European settlers, stepping off the boat with just the bare essentials and dreams of a new life.

Discover how a bush-clad shoreline was transformed into a bustling community and meet the enterprising characters who faced down every challenge to achieve success.

There are two walk routes to choose from – the Taranaki Cathedral/Marsland Hill walk and the Devonport/Central City walk.

About the walk 

Each walk is around 2 km long and takes about 2 hours at a gentle strolling pace. It includes a small hill climb of a moderate incline.

Suitable for children aged over 10 years to senior citizens. Children under the age of 10 years are the responsibility of attending adults.

A guide can be made available with 24 hours notice. Please contact the i-SITE visitor centre on 06 759 6060 or email to make a booking from 1 January 2022. Bookings essential.

Meet your Guide in the Museum Foyer.

If you are sick or experiencing some symptoms, please ring to cancel your tour and we will offer you full refund if done 2 hours prior to the tour schedule.


$15 per person (excluding the Historic Walk Booklet)
Under 16s are free.

The Historic Walk Booklet can be purchased separately for $10.

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