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Ferry to Devonport

After storing my luggage n the luggage room I headed out at 8am and raced off to the ferry terminal to get the 8.15am ferry to Devonport. It is a short 15 minute ride across the harbour to an old maritime seaside village with 2 volcanic cones. Cost $12 return.

The weather was cloudy , windy and trying to rain but I managed to wander around for a couple of hours without getting wet.

The main street Victoria Road was full of interesting shops and lovely old historic homes. I saw a trail up to Victoria Summit which at the top had a wonderful view from there over to the city and nearby islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

I walked back to the pier and then along the waterfront towards North Head coming out at lovely Cheltenham Beach. It was totally sheltered here from the wind and the water was like a mirror. There was a restaurant and some lovely homes right n the waterfront next to a trail and steps going uphill from the end of the cove. There were several trails winding around this volcanic cone of North Head. There were bunkers, guns and military tunnels left over from WW2 defence.

I walked back to the jetty and caught the 10.45am ferry and arrived in town at 11am where I went Hungry Jacks and did some work.

Really enjoyed my brief time in Auckland - a really pretty city

The airport "super shuttle" picked me up at 1pm and cost $ 35 for a 40 minute drive to the airport. I checked in for my 4pm flight home and arrived back at 4.30pm in Australia.

Easy to spot from the many hills

Easy to spot from the many hills


Big ship in port

Big ship in port


Ferries

Ferries


View to Rangioto Island

View to Rangioto Island


View to North Head

View to North Head


View back to Auckland

View back to Auckland


So pretty and green

So pretty and green


View over Hauraki Gulf

View over Hauraki Gulf


Old homes

Old homes


Pretty

Pretty


Mt Victoria Summit trail

Mt Victoria Summit trail


More old homes

More old homes


Church with Victoria Summit behind it

Church with Victoria Summit behind it


Homes in front of Victoria Summit

Homes in front of Victoria Summit


Yay the sun was out for 5 minutes!!

Yay the sun was out for 5 minutes!!


Lovely home

Lovely home


Calm Cheltenham Beach

Calm Cheltenham Beach


Restaurant on Cheltenham Beach

Restaurant on Cheltenham Beach


Peaceful cove of Cheltenham Beach

Peaceful cove of Cheltenham Beach


Cheltenham Beach

Cheltenham Beach


View from trail up North Head

View from trail up North Head


Sheltered and calm out of the wind

Sheltered and calm out of the wind


North Head

North Head


Trails everywhere on North Head

Trails everywhere on North Head


Military tunnels

Military tunnels


Guns on North Head

Guns on North Head


Looking back over Devenport

Looking back over Devenport


Looking back down on Cheltenham Beach

Looking back down on Cheltenham Beach


Looking back down on Cheltenham Beach

Looking back down on Cheltenham Beach

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in New Zealand

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