Hi – I’m Rachel and welcome to Devonport!
There’s always so much to do here right throughout the year. Of course it’s often gloriously warm in the summer months, but the weather is actually quite mild throughout the winter. From May through October it’s not really warm enough to swim in the sea without a wetsuit, but there are some tremendous activities beckoning. Kayak around the bays (you can use ours!), explore the nearby volcanic cones of North Head and Mt Victoria, play golf, relaxing in the many cafes, trip over to Auckland city on the regular ferry service or just relax and eat in the many cafes and restaurants in the village. We really look forward to welcoming you into The Manse and helping you to discover Devonport!
Oh, and we have a five-year old dog called Eddie. He barks when people come to the house but is very quiet the rest of the time and he’s very gentle. We also have three rabbits, who are usually in their hutch around the opposite side of the house.
Below are pictures of some of our favourite places in Devonport..
Walk down to the end of Vauxhall Road - it turns into Church Street - and you arrive at the waterfront. Turn left and wander along King Edward Parade towards North Head and in five minutes you'll come to Torpedo Bay.
North Head, or Maungauika, is a volcanic headland on the north east of the peninsular. It is an unparalleled spot for viewing the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland harbour.
About 15 minutes walk from the Manse, Mt Victoria is a must-do in Devonport if only for the fantastic views of Devonport, the harbour and Auckland City. At 87m high, Mt Victoria – also known as Takurunga – is the highest volcano on the North Shore. Mt Victoria was named after Queen Victoria and Takurunga is […]