2. Go on a ferry ride to the dreamy village of Devonport. A short boat ride to the little village called Devenport, situated on a peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Waitemata Harbour, is an experience we totally recommend you should take while you are staying in Auckland.It's only about a 12-15 mins ride from the Auckland district center and can be easily reached. From colonial cottages, chic & upscale cafes and boutique stores to a Navy Museum and pristine blue sandy beaches, Devonport is surely to keep you happily occupied for a few hours.
Devonport is another island which can be reached in 12 minutes via ferry from Auckland Central. Victoria hill on Devonport sports is one of the oldest forts found in New Zealand. The lanes in the fort are quite narrow and spooky. People say that the air inside the fort is chilly because of the souls of ancient warriors that still haunt the place. Nevertheless, this hill is one of the best places to experience the beauty of the setting sun in this land of fire (Acronym given to New Zealand because of the numerous volcanoes the country has!! As a matter of fact, Hill Victoria is also an extinct volcano!!). The 360 degree view you get from the top makes you want to live here. FOREVER!!