If you have one day and want to ride the ferry to a quaint part of town then Devonport is there for you.
Ferry ticket $12.50 (return)
Time 12 minutes from Auckland city wharf (Ferries depart every 30 minutes)
Devonport is supposedly part of Auckland but to me it felt like I was in a completely different place. It’s like Auckland CBD is the rough rebellious sibling and Devonport is the sophisticated sibling. If you know what I’m saying. I felt all fancy just by being here!
I went here early in the morning and people were walking their dogs on the beach, I mean isn’t that the dream!? Others were drinking their morning coffee in the fancy cafes by the beach…OMG
What can I do to have that life? LOL
I mean look at this view
Yeah, Auckland watch out because I’m liking Devonport better!
It’s a small town so half a day is more than enough to see most of it but there are so many cafes and restaurants to keep you wanting to come back and try them all!
Some of the places I saw today included:
North Head Historic Reserve
This place they prepared in case there was an attack on Auckland during the war. There are cannons, tunnels and watch points all over the place. Fortunately, there was never a time to use any of it. Peaceful country.
Personally I thought the tunnels were really cool! I love those kind of dark mysterious places. But the view at the top is something else! You can even see Rangitoto Island from here. Volcano with a view for sure!
Mt. Victoria Reserve
At first it looked like just a simple mountain/park but I got to say the city view from here was really cool. However if you don’t have much time I would just skip this one as you have pretty much the same views in North Head.
I love hot chocolate so I just wanted to try their Hot Chocolate shot! It’s just $3.50 and it’s really chocolaty it’s like drinking a bar of pure chocolate! I got to admit though it was a bit too sweet for my taste. I was so thirsty after…
Devonport Stone Oven Bakery and Café
This place was crowded so I just had to go in, this is the part of the story where I admit that I didn’t come here alone but with a friend I met in my trip to Taupo, remember her? We had pork ribs together! LOL
Now we were going to this café together to have brunch. The chorizo with baked beans and scrambled eggs was oh so good.