Delightful Devonport

Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th November: Parnell and Devonport

View from North Head or Rangitoto

Roses 2

I have got a little behind with my normal posts – while I was doing my Top 5 series of holiday highlights. So thought I would get back on track with a posting about the weekend before last which we spent exploring Parnell and Devonport. On Saturday we took a walk from our apartment up to Parnell, which is a lovely older suburb of Auckland. We grabbed a pizza from Crust (our favourite) which was delicious, and took a walk through Alberon Reserve on the way to Parnell Rose Gardens. The roses here were beautiful and it was a really lovely collection – see some photos I took at the end of my gallery below.

View of Auckland from North HeadOn Sunday we took the ferry from Auckland ferry terminal to Devonport (costing only $11 for a return each and taking about 15 minutes). The sun was shining brightly as we arrived and we enjoyed the walk along the coast up towards North Head. The scenery around here was gorgeous and we stopped on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach for lunch. The surrounding views as we walked around North Head were stunning – especially of Rangitoto island and the Auckland sky line. There were also some old war tunnels remaining which we had fun exploring. We would definitely like to return (time permitting!) and explore some more of this wonderful area.

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