The skyline as seen from Devonport
From Devonport, linked by a bridge to Auckland city, you have superb views of the skyline. Come here when the light of the city come on. In Devonport there are plenty of good restaurants, where you can enjoy the evening.
Street Art on the Signal Boxes
Auckland, like Brisbane, seems to find Signal Boxes an ugly thing and have gone to length to mask/beautify them up for the city.
It is a little of a fun side activity. Just keep your eyes peeled for the Signal Boxes. Like them, hate them, they do add a little amusement to an otherwise dull and grey concrete forest.
Some of the pieces are actually quite beautiful though others remained greatly debatable on their artistic depth.
This is something special in the Jewellery range.
This shop has been around forever. It is 26 years since my 21st birthday and it was from these jewellers that my most precious gift was bought. Back in the early days there were 5 days per week of shopping, and 5 jewellers, one per day. 5 fingers to a hand!!
Not so long ago I took my gift to the man who made it. He told me over the years he had seen me twice, recognising the piece of jewellery!! Amazing.
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5:30pm
Sat: 10am - 4:00pm Silver is the medium I associate with Fingers the most. Not cheap but you are buying something very special here.
The Train - Transportation with Limits
Voela Transport Auckland is Auckland’s railway operator. Fares vary – depending on the number of stages you travel – from $ 1.40 to 9.10.
A Day Rover Pass for unlimited travel after 9am during the week and anytime during the weekend is available for $ 10 and a family pass for $ 20. A Discovery Pass ($ 13) includes unlimited bus travel on most buses.
If you have no idea which ticket you need you can also purchase one on the train…
Although the number of routes is limited and some – for example the new one to Helensville – are only serviced twice a day or so, it makes sense to use the train for certain trips. A good one, for example, is the trip from Downtown (Britomart) to Mt. Eden. It takes only between 10 and 12 minutes.
When you know where you want to go get onto the MAXX website and calculate your journey, and you also get the timetables there within seconds.
In general you can say that the trains are good to get to outlying destinations where you will not get train service to most points of interest in the city.
Eat on the Wharf.
The ambience was a winner all round here at Limon!
Inside, the indoor tables and the bar, is very tastefully decorated with interesting "stuff". Outdoors, sitting in the sun on the wharf was just so very enjoyable. Plenty to watch while you enjoy your meal and chat with friends. I really enjoyed the Weekend Special Menu.
Eggs Benedict, with salmon, spinich and hollandaise. $13-50
French Toast with grilled bacon & banana.