Devonport, Auckland

4.5 out of 5 stars 22 Reviews

North Shore of the City.

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • North Head
    North Head
    by Kitty82
  • View of Auckland from North Head
    View of Auckland from North Head
    by Kitty82
  • Rangitoto Island
    Rangitoto Island
    by Kitty82
  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    Devonport

    by leffe3 Updated Sep 20, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    Just 10 minutes across the bay by ferry is Devonport (ferries leave every 15 minutes), a cute suburb on the southern tip of the North Shore peninsula.

    The main street (Victoria St) runs up from the ferry to the volcanic cone of Mount Victoria. Its a cute low-rise building place packed with cafes, restaurants, craft and book shops, and although obvioulsy aimed primarily at tourists, it doesn't have that overly commercialised feel to it (partly to do with the fact that loal residents also use the places),

    Was this review helpful?

  • mashed_NZ's Profile Photo

    An historical town

    by mashed_NZ Written Jun 29, 2009

    Devenport is home of the New Zealand Naval base. It is also a place where you will find lots of quaint cafes and restaurants to dine at. Right on the waterfront of Aucklands North Shore, you will find one of the best views of Auckland City from here. Once a year, Devenport is host to the Wine and Food Festival.

    Related to:
    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • diggingdeep's Profile Photo

    Devonport

    by diggingdeep Written Aug 8, 2005
    View of Devonport from Skycity tower

    Devonport is a nice little town over the harbour bridge. Beautiful peaceful little towns with cafe strips and art galleries.
    I spent half a day here wondering around the markets and shops and there are beaches on the other side for swimmers.

    Was this review helpful?

  • I-Believe-I-Can-Fly's Profile Photo

    DEVONPORT'S VICTORIA CHARM

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Updated Aug 16, 2004
    Stunning 360` view from Mt. Victoria

    Devonport is only several minutes drive away and also can be reached by ferry from Prince's Wharf in downtown Auckland, but it offers Victorian charm and village-like atmosphere to visitors.

    Devonport is small enough to explore by foot. We walked its Victoria Road, main street leading from the ferry wharf. From the ferry wharf we can see Auckland skyline at its best.

    For a stunning 360` view panoramas of Devonport, we drove to the vantage point of Mt. Victoria.

    Was this review helpful?

  • great view of skyline

    by Thorge Written Jan 2, 2004

    Devonport is very pretty and peaceful. Nice cafes and shops. Especially the second hand book shops are cool!
    Good for chill out and to take pictures of Aucklands skyline. Even the ferry trip is nice and cost only $ 4 (adult).

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    Torpedo Bay

    by leffe3 Written Jul 7, 2003

    A very pleasant walk is from Mount Victoria to North Head along King Edward Parade and Torpedo Bay. You follow the road, but within minutes this becomes little more than an access road for the homes built along the shoreline.

    Was this review helpful?

  • leffe3's Profile Photo

    North Head

    by leffe3 Written Jul 7, 2003

    North Head itself is little more than a series of wooden barrack huts and a few old guns from WW1 & WWII, but it offers some great views over the surrounding bay and back towards Auckland.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Auckland

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

111 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Devonport
2.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
1 Review
0.1 miles away
Show Prices

View all Auckland hotels