|Departure||Approximately every half an hour. See timetable.|
Adult $11.50, Child $6.00, Family $32.00. (alternatively get your return trip free with our Harbour Cruise).
|Booking||or call 09 367 9111|
Just across the harbour from downtown Auckland, lies one of the city's oldest suburbs, the marine village of Devonport. With its picture postcard Victorian villas, pretty beaches and stylish shops, Devonport is a great place to spend a day or afternoon.
Climb to the top of the distinctive volcanic cones of Mount Victoria or North Head for fantastic views across the city and nearby islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Take a stroll along King Edward Parade, with its views across the harbour, or along Cheltenham Beach, with its stunning views of Rangitoto Island.
Devonport is home to many interesting art galleries, boutiques and gift shops, most of which are situated along the main street, Victoria Road. Spend an afternoon browsing, and discover everything from glassware and paintings by New Zealand artists to second hand books, jewellery, designer labels and unique kiwi gift and momento ideas to take home with you for friends and family.
Devonport is normally bustling with people, many of whom are sitting outside in street - side cafes, watching the world go by. The village is a popular place to eat out - and offers you the chance to take the ferry over for morning tea, conversate over a lazy lunch or enjoy a more formal evening meal. Devonport has a range of dining options to suit everyone.
Due to the ferry departing half hourly or hourly in Winter, it is entirely up to you. Anything from an hour to a full day will give you the chance to experience the charm of Devonport's attractions. Just keep a timetable handy to ensure that you keep up with the ferry departure times.
Hourly and half hourly (see timetable).
You can book online or call 09 367 9111.
Departure gates will close 1 minute before departure time. Please arrive at ferry terminal to purchase/ collect your tickets at least 20 minutes prior to your ferry departure.
The Old Devonport Walk passes by some of Devonport's historic spots, and short walks to the summits of Mt Victoria and North Head offer spectacular views of Auckland, Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf.
The route passes historic monuments, churches, fine old houses, the cemetery, the ferry wharf, volcanic cones and lava flows. The Devonport Museum also organises regular conducted tours around this route.
The route is laid out in 'The Old Devonport Walk' brochure, available from the Tourist Information Centre, Windsor Reserve, Devonport, Tel: +64 9 446 0677. Give yourself a good half day to see the sights - or longer if planning on a leisurely lunch or a visit to one of the picturesque pubs.
Enjoy a minibus tour of the scenic sights of Devonport, with great views and beaches. Visit the staff at the Harbour Information kiosk on pier 1 of the ferry terminal to book.
Get the inside scoop on Auckland’s prettiest seaside village at the Visit Devonport tourism website. Discover the best look out spots, the peninsula’s fascinating maritime history and a wealth of things to see and do in delightful Devonport.