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.
If you have pre-purchased tickets from our website or MyFerry app, please make sure you have printed or downloaded your e-ticket BEFORE you leave home. This option allows you to go straight to boarding.
If you are travelling from the Downtown ferry terminal please allow AT LEAST 45 minutes before your ferry departure to navigate the terminal and board your ferry. Please note the time provided is estimated and does not include car parking and walk time to terminal. Click here to learn more.
Note: Times provided are estimated and do not include car parking and walk time to terminal.
Please use the current Ferry Terminal Pier Map below as a guide - the red dotted lines show where pedestrian access is available:
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].
Click here to learn more.
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.
As work progresses on the Downtown Ferry Terminal project and public space, Auckland Transport is making changes to some ferry services.
From Monday 6 January 2020 Pine Harbour service will move from Pier 3 to Pier 1C. This will be effective until Pier 6 is ready to use in a few months.
Due to shared berths, there may be delays to some of our ferry services during this time.
TRAVEL ADVICE: Please allow extra travel time if you use the Half Moon Bay service.
Thank you for your patience - we appreciate your understanding.
For more information, visit https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/service-announcements/ferry-service-changes/
Cruise ships have arrived earlier this morning at the Princess Wharf and the Queens Wharf. These are scheduled to depart today at 10:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively. Please note that this could have an impact on all our ferry services.
TRAVEL ADVICE: Please allow extra travel time, as it’s unsafe for ferries to move while a cruise ship is maneuvering in the Ferry Basin.
Due to high volume of cruise ship visitors, there may be larger queues and possible delays as boarding will take longer.
Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your understanding.
For more information on how visiting cruise ships impact ferry movements, visit https://fullers.co.nz/summer-cruise-schedule/
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.