Fort Ballance

Fort Ballance Rd ,Miramar Peninsula
Miramar, Wellington
Fort Ballance, a well preserved concrete structure dating from the Russian scare of 1885, can be reached by a track from above Scorching Bay or on a road from Mahanga Bay to the north.

Fort Ballance was the premier fort in the Wellington area for 26 years (1885-1911). It provides an example of 19thC defence technology.

The position offers great views to the south of Scorching Bay and the entrance to Wellington Harbour
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  • The Fort
    The Fort
  • Graffiti artist have left their mark.
    Graffiti artist have left their mark.
  • The view to the south
    The view to the south
  • Fort Ballance II
    Fort Ballance II
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