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Picnic on North Head, Devonport Auckland
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​Visit the historic seaside village of Devonport. Discover small sandy beaches, a compact village centre bustling with cafés, shops and galleries, and two volcanic cones offering spectacular views. All this just a few minutes across the water from downtown Auckland. 

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Pnic on North Head, Devonport Auckland

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Take a ride
Hop aboard the ferry at downtown Auckland and enjoy the scenic ferry ride across the harbour. In just 12 minutes you’ll be in Devonport.

Bring an appetite
Relax with a cup of coffee or indulge in a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner at one of Devonport’s cafés and restaurants. Pop into the chocolaterie for handmade chocolates and truffles.

Find your style
Browse boutique shops for unique, quality clothing and jewellery. Wander through the local art galleries and see how the surrounding landscapes have inspired beautiful paintings and photographs.


view of cheltenham beach, devonport auckland

Head to the top
Explore the underground tunnels, gun emplacements and fortifications at North Head. The volcanic cone juts out into the harbour, offering incredible 360-degree views over the Hauraki Gulf and the city.

Feel the wind in your hair
Breathe in the fresh sea air with a stroll along gorgeous Cheltenham Beach. Slip off your shoes and feel the sand in your toes or take a dip – the sheltered waters are perfect for families.

Canons on north head, devonport, auckland

​Why visit?

Take the short ferry ride from downtown Auckland and explore Devonport’s boutique shops, galleries and cafés. Enjoy a walk along the waterfront and admire the beautiful Victorian villas the area is famous for.

Check out the incredible panoramic views from North Head or Mount Victoria – you can even take a fun, personal segway tour to the top. 

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