KEWL: Devonport

On an especially warm and sunny day, we walked down to the harbor and caught a ferry to Devonport. The harbourside suburb sits on the tip of a peninsula, and a very short ferry ride later, you’re parked in the wharf and steps from beaches, cafes, and historic military sites.

 

The town boasts sweet homes and trim lawns, like a variety of less cutesy dollhouses all lined up. Being a peninsula, there is water-a-plenty, but nice beaches as well. Take a towel and walk along the east coast and try out a few choice spots overlooking Rangitoto. Continue on (at a leisurely pace) to the historic military sites, and walk up to the embankments for some lightly creepy tunnels and stunning views. 

Auckland viewed from Devonport

It’s a definite contrast to Auckland, and a worthy day trip and escape from the city. And, quite honestly, the pictures speak for themselves– more available here and here.  -Laurel

View of Rangitoto from Devonport beach

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About Laurel

Born and raised in Tennessee, with stints in Boston, Brooklyn, New Zealand and now Los Angeles, my constant has always been cooking. I focus on seasonal and simple, thoughtful preparation.
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