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“Awesome place - nice cold breezy place”
Review of Devonport

Devonport
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Its always a nice a beautiful view around sea area but this place deserve 100 marks due to Wiekhke island near by and near by market is too good to roam around

Thank Atul G
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Whenever I visit Auckland catching a 12 minute ferry ride over to Devonport from
Auckland CBD is a must do on my list . The quaint seaside village is delightful to stroll around for a few hours. There are plenty of good cafes for lunch or coffee. My favourite place is the Esplanade Hotel located across the road from the foreshore.

Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Waited on the ferry longer than the ferry ride took (looks like it leaves around every 30 minutes during the day and takes around 15 minutes). Nice little city to stroll around and do some shopping/eating. Few people were actually fishing from the pier.

Thank TravelTexan1
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Drove around Davenport for half a day, found area so clean with interesting old places to visit. great drive along the Harbor with interesting places like The Patriot Hotel, a must see. All in all a great morning spent in the area.

Thank havachat3
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I reviewed Devonport a few years ago and thought you might like an update. First, I should say I live here and it is a beautiful, safe and friendly place to visit. It is really a must if you are in Auckland and sightseeing. Getting to Devonport is a short 10 minute ferry trip from Auckland CBD. The views back towards the city from North Head and Mt Victoria are stunning. These two places are also excellent for wonderful views of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and the Gulf itself. Lots of passing ships/ferries too. The ferries leave from the Ferry Building in Quay Street every 30 minutes (15 minutes in the peak hours). On arrival into Devonport it is best to check out Victoria Road and the shops/eateries. Also our beautiful new Library on the right amid the huge trees as you walk up the street.The side streets also have places of interest (Devonport hand made chocolates to name but one - my wife told me to mention this). The Vic Road Kitchen is recently opened and we have had a few meals there - good food, moderately priced and not huge portions. The Italian Buona Sera is an old favourite also good as is Corelli's (warning - large portions there but hearty food). All the cafes make a good coffee - order with confidence. The top of Victoria Road at Kerr Street just above the Vic Cinema provides access to the walk up Mt Victoria. It looks daunting but if you have moderate fitness it can be climbed in about 15 minutes. Follow the sealed road up, to the right and then past the traffic barrier. Amid local controversy recently the road up Mt Victoria was closed to vehicular traffic - so it is safe for pedestrians. Views at the top already mentioned! A stroll around surrounding streets at the base of the mountain provide visitors with an idea of the timber vernacular architecture which people love about Devonport.
Move on towards North Head. Platter on King Edward Parade is a nice place to eat. Having passed a couple of beaches (Duders and Torpedo Bay) at the end of King Edward Parade (off to the right) is the Royal New Zealand Navy Torpedo Bay Museum - really interesting. Look for the tall flagstaff with the naval flag flying from it. Nice cafe there too and a lovely view. Walk out to the end of the jetty and it just gets better.
Access to North Head (for both cars and pedestrians) is via Takarunga Road (turn left where King Edward Parade and the lane to the Naval Museum split onto Cheltenham Road and pass the cricket ground on the left). Takarunga Rd is second on the right. There are old guns and military tunnels to explore (for the latter, bring torch or phone with torch built-in). Sit on the grass and enjoy the wonderful views. Check out Cheltenham Beach below if you have time, then back to the ferry.
This itinerary will take about 2 to 2 hours 30 minutes. There is plenty more to do in Devonport such as view the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Church Street), St Francis Catholic Church (Albert Road) - both at the base of Mt Victoria as well as the Devonport Museum off Vauxhall Road. Parklands to stroll in and lots of peace and quiet.The beauty of Devonport is that you really don't need a car to make the most of it and you will go home talking about those views. The locals are friendly too.

Thank Peter B
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