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Best things to do in Devonport

Boat or Ferry
“A short ferry trip (15 mins) takes you to a walk around this heritage village. Along the beachfront looking back to the city, or up the grassy volcanoes for stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands. Easy comfortable day adventure.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Stunning views of Auckland city and Auckland harbour, this lovely park has walks, history and geography - great for families, individuals, couples. Not good for wheelchair access but ok for a mountain buggy for young ones. Guests can explore the tunnels free of charge (take your cell phone for a torch), walk around the numerous walking trails, discover a private beach or two, occasionally see a NZ fur seal or little blue penguin and even take some cardboard (your host might have some if you ask) and get the kids to slide down the grassy slopes - great fun for toddlers through to teens.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Mount Victoria is lovely spot that provides great views of the Auckland Isthmus. There is a relief map at the top that will help you find key points around Auckland. A short drive to Devonport which is a lovely see-side settlement and has the nearby maritime museum. Of course, you can take the ferry across to Devonport from the city. ”
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Establishment
“Great food, affordable with fantastic lunch and dinner special offers with a relaxed atmosphere. They specialise in using and selling their hand made pottery. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. ”
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History Museum
“The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is the official museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It opened in 2010, to replace an earlier naval museum. The museum is in Devonport, Auckland”
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Music Venue
“Old-school, community theater offering a range of blockbuster & independent films, plus draft brews.”
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College Library
“Need to get to Auckland City? Why not go there by sea. This lovely, short boat ride gives you awesome views of Auckland Harbour and stops at the port at the foot of Queen Street (Auckland's main city / CBD street). Ferry leaves every 10 - 15 minutes.”
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Park
“This is the best beach in Auckland. There are no roads along the beach only houses so it is very quiet. Great for swimming two hours either side of high tide, and at low tide you can walk out among the sand pools and see what you can spot. Walk along the beach from Bath street and up and around the mountain at the end North Head. Amazing views. ”
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Park
“North Head Historical Reserve is considered to be the most significant historical coastal defence site in New Zealand.”
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French Restaurant
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“A brilliant little French cafe with a bakery and lots of French fare. Great for lunch or breakfast or picking up supplies for dinner”
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Route
“The best of view in Auckland of the cityscape, Rangitoto Island, the Hauraki Gulf, and central and east Auckland”
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Establishment
“The local beach that is only 500m away. Great for swimming on all tides and watching the boats go out. You can walk along the cliffs towards the old gun shelters. There is a nice cafe on the cliffs that is open in the weekends. ”
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Beach
“One of Aucklands most stunning beaches with views into the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island. ”
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Point of Interest
“Best for a quick easy bite - gourmet sandwiches, pies and delicious sweet things. Just around the corner”
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Scenic Lookout
“Panoramic elevated views of Auckland and Waitemata Harbour. Awesome! Grab some fish and chips from Devonport Village and bring them up here. Oh, and mushroom-shaped air vents spring from the ground.”
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Hotel
“Because it is in a beautiful location, with lovely ambience and great food and coffee.”
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