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.