The delightful harborside village of Devonport is an excellent spot for whiling away a day in antique shops, sampling local fare in the many restaurants and cafes or idling on beautiful Cheltanham Beach.

The area has a number of charming heritage buildings including the Art Deco Victoria Cinema, the oldest cinema in the southern hemisphere. The lovely Esplanade Hotel is a well-preserved example of an 1890s English seaside hotel and offers dining options with views over the harbor.

The suburb is home to the Devonport Naval Base and you can get an excellent insight into the area's military history at the Navy Museum. There are also the fascinating WWII caves that you can visit at North Head.

Practical Info

Devonport is a scenic 15 minute ferry trip from downtown Auckland. Ferries run every 30 minutes and make a romantic alternative to a taxi home from dinner.   

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Auckland Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with Round-Trip Devonport Ferry Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

See the highlights of Auckland on a 90-minute harbor sightseeing cruise with informative commentary from your crew. You’ll glide past Auckland Harbour Bridge, ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.01

Auckland Harbour Coffee Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy afternoon tea under sail on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour while on board our harbour cruising yacht. You are able to sit back and relax while ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.80

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

See the sights when your ship is in port in Auckland and learn more about this beautiful ‘City of Sails’. You’ll tour the city center and its many bays on this ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.87

Auckland City Tour and Kumeu Wine Country

Experience the best of Auckland and vicinity with a morning city tour combined with an afternoon wine tasting in the nearby Kumeu wine country. Take a look at ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.65

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