Waitematā Local Board member Vernon Tava has created an interactive map of heritage sites in the local board area.
You can use the map to plan your own walking tour of heritage sites in the Waitematā area or to explore.
Vernon Tava says, “Auckland Council holds a wealth of information about historic and cultural heritage but it isn't always in a form that is readily accessible. I am very proud of our heritage sites and am dedicated to sharing them with as many people as possible, so I created this map as a way to visualise them. Google Maps is an ideal tool as anyone can load it on their phone or tablet and can take their own walking tour with just their device as their guide.”
There are four hierarchies of historic heritage listed in two different places: in the Auckland Unitary Plan (Historic Heritage A & B-listings) and two created by Heritage New Zealand (formerly the Historic Places Trust, categories 1 & 2).
This map puts them all in one place and allows people to compare the lists by toggling the 'layers' on and off in the map's legend.
More detailed information for each site appears when you tap the marker.