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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Auckland; Out and About in Devonport


Auckland skyline in the distance

As I mentioned Monday, Devonport is a bedroom community that acts as a ferry-accessible suburb of Auckland. So let’s begin by looking at some homes:

Devonport, New Zealand

Behind the houses pictured above and below is Takaranga/Mount Victoria:

Devonport, New Zealand

Another charming Devonport home, this one adorned with Victorian gingerbread elements:

Devonport, New Zealand

From up here let’s turn around and take a look back at Devonport:

Devonport, New Zealand

Remember that April is fall in the southern hemisphere. So, here’s what to expect in April:

Devonport fall colors

The architecture here is on the quaint side. I’ll leave you today with these two examples to demonstrate what I mean:

Devonport, New Zealand
Devonport, New Zealand

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Auckland; Ferry to Devonport


Auckland skyline as seen from Devonport

I’m going to show you what a short ferry hop from Auckland will gain you. Today we take a look at Devonport. Devonport is a suburb on Auckland’s North Shore district, just a short ride across the harbor.

Devonport outing

One of the places we first visited upon exiting the ferry was Devonport’s Field of Remembrance:

Devonport Field of Remembrance

The views here are quite sobering:

Devonport Field of Remembrance
Devonport Field of Remembrance

We’ll continue our tour of Devonport on Wednesday, but for today I’ll leave you with a little taste of this charming bedroom community:

Along Victoria Road
Refreshment time at a coffee shop

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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Auckland Favorites 1


Waterfront Lamppost

And here are today’s Fun Photo Friday Auckland area favorites:

AM 007
New Zealand Vault
Auckland Reflection
Hear the song of Ngataringa

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