With its picturesque Victorian villas, stylish shops, beaches and relaxed seaside ambience, Devonport is the perfect place to spend a day, an afternoon, or even just dinner on the harbour. Only 12 minutes from the bustling Auckland City, Devonport is a great spot to admire the skyline from across the harbour - from the top of a volcanic cone!
Beyond the quaint cafes and shops on Victoria Road, Devonport boasts some of Auckland's best vista points. Climb to the top of Mount Victoria, the North Shore's highest volcanic cone, for a 360-degree lookout. On North Head, explore military tunnels, bunkers and gun emplacements before visiting the neighbouring Torpedo Bay Navy Museum. Or simply relax on Cheltenham Beach, a perfect picnic spot with views straight across to Rangitoto Island.
The seaside village of Devonport is located at the very southern point of Auckland's North Shore. Just 12 minutes across the harbour from downtown Auckland, Devonport is one of the city’s oldest suburbs.
Devonport is perfect if you're short on time. We recommend allowing a half day to fully explore the town, but it's definitely worth the 12-minute ferry ride for a meal.
Your safety is important to us. To ensure that your journey is smooth sailing please follow our On-Board Safety Guidelines.
Choose the destination or tour (and date of travel if applicable) and click ‘buy now’ and follow the transaction instructions to complete your purchase online. You’ll receive a confirmation email and your e-ticket to either print at home or download BEFORE you leave home so you can go straight to your boarding pier [indicated on the ticket].
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We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance of travel and arrival at the ferry terminal, especially during the peak of summer and public holidays.
Devonport is an easy trip from Auckland City – perfect for anything from a special meal to a full day adventure. We recommend dedicating at least half a day to experience the village, volcanic cones and naval history.
This varies depending on how long you plan to stay and which activities you plan on doing. If you’re planning to explore North Head and Mount Victoria, wear good walking shoes, plus bring a torch for the North Head tunnels. Sun block and a sun hat are recommended for summer, plus swimming gear and a towel if you’re planning to swim at Cheltenham beach. We’d also recommend bringing a rain jacket and warm clothing, depending on the time of year and conditions. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants on the island, so there’s no need to bring your own food.
Yes, Devonport is a perfect place for a family day out.
Yes, most activities in Devonport are suitable for a stroller. Please be aware that access to the walking trails on North Head may be difficult, and strollers are not recommended for the Devonport Explorer tour.
Yes, Devonport Wharf is wheelchair accessible.
Yes, there are dedicated bike racks on all our Devonport ferries. Using these storage options reduces the risk of your bike falling and causing damage or injury.
E-bikes and e-scooters need to be stored on the back deck of the vessel. For safety reasons, they can’t be stored inside the cabin because of their lithium batteries. Please ensure you position your e-bike or e-scooter safely and out of the way of other passengers.
Yes, dogs travel free with any fare-paying passenger. Dogs can travel inside the cabin but we ask they are kept inside a suitable crate, cage or pet carrier. Official service dogs can travel inside the cabin and do not have to be kept in a crate, cage or pet carrier. There is also allocated seating on the external decks for those travelling with pets.
Unless specified otherwise, Devonport ferry tickets are valid for one year of the purchase date. These open tickets don’t specify a time or date you must travel, so you may take any sailing that suits your schedule - as long as it hasn't reached capacity.
If you hold a current tertiary student ID card from an Auckland institution you are eligible to access discounted travel with a Tertiary Waiheke Monthly pass, Waiheke FlexiPass or Devonport 10-Trip ticket.
Some recent changes apply to these Tertiary passes. From March 31, 2021, all Tertiary Passes need to be registered with a valid, and current Student ID from an Auckland tertiary institution and your student ID card must be presented at the time of purchase or renewal to register and validate your pass.
This includes customers with a current Tertiary Pass which will need to be validated with a current Student ID by 31 March 2021. Please pop into a Fullers360 ticket office to validate your pass before using it.
For information on these changes please visit: https://fullers.co.nz/customer-updates/customer-updates/tertiary-student-passes/
For more information on Tertiary Passes please visit: https://fullers.co.nz/commuter-hub/commuter-ticket-types/
Services to Waiheke and Devonport will run on a reduced essential service timetable from Monday 1 March. Services are available for essential service workers, those accessing essential services or safe workplaces and education providers. Please wear a mask onboard our services.
Services to Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Rotoroa Island and Coromandel will be suspended until further notice, and the remaining commuter destination services remain unchanged until further notice.
For additional information and timetable changes please click here.
Please be advised, as a result of Auckland’s recent moves to alert level 3, all customers who hold a valid monthly pass will receive a 10 day extension to their current expiry date to compensate our customers while services are limited to essential travel only.
Click here for more information on the monthly pass extension