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Devonport to Takapuna Green Route Walk

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The walk from Takapuna to Devonport or vis versa according to my GPS is 8km and will take your around 2 hours allowing for photo taking.

The day is pretty typical of Auckland, overcast, just had a little shower of rain and now the sun’s coming out 5 minutes later. I caught the 9.30am bus from the Devonport ferry building to Takapuna. I’m going this way because its Sunday and the Takapuna markets are on today, lots of interesting food and things to see. Apparently the bus driver didn’t know where he was going and needed directions should be an interesting trip! Just me and one other person on the bus. I had a look around the op shops while in Takapuna before I actually started the walk. Full details of the walk are below with points of interest. Check out my cool 3d video map below too, it shows exactly where the walk goes.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Takapuna, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 2-hour walk
        • Distance: 8 km
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Bikes allowed: Yes. This walk is also a bike track and would take 1 hour to complete
        • Route: One way
        • Elevation: 111 m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes at the start of the walk
        • Dogs: Yes
        • Mobile Coverage: Excellent
        • Last Updated: July, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    Get to see the real Auckland, the variety of different housing along the walk. Lovely views of Auckland city, walk on wide quality walkways that are shared with bikes. It’s not a busy walk, enjoy the many Tui’s singing along the way.

  • Track Quality

    Excellent quality track, from footpaths, bridges, and very wide boardwalks. You do have to share with bikes but even on Sunday, there were hardly any of them to worry about.

  • Hazards

    None. Just be careful crossing the main intersection at the lights on Lake Rd, do not attempt to cross before the lights tell you, its a super busy intersection.

  • Transport

    You can catch the ferry from downtown Auckland to Devonport, check the ferry timetable here. The bus should be waiting right outside the Devonport ferry building going to Takapuna. You can check the bus timetable here.

  • Water

    Plenty of shops along the way to buy water.

  • Driving Instructions

    You can drive to Takapuna and start the walk there or drive to Devonport and walk that way instead.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    There are lots of excellent restaurants and cafes in Takapuna and also in Devonport.

  • Area & Track History

    Discover local parks and enjoy fantastic views of the Waitematā Harbour, Auckland City and the Harbour Bridge. Along this well signposted cycle and walking route from Takapuna Beach to the historic suburb of Devonport.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk


My 3d Map of the Devonport to Takapuna (or vis versa)Green Route Walk

Here is the 3d map I did of the walk from Takapuna to Devonport, using Relive.

Points of interest along the walk with photos

I’ve written up the full walk details below, hope you enjoy! Click on the images to enlarge.

Point 1: Start of the walk from Takapuna to Devonport

The walk started off nice just went to a very gentle uphill and then took a left, walked through some very pretty upmarket houses. Then on to the main road. Walked along here for a bit then crossed over at the big set of lights. Now I’ve just come down a side street and basically smack bang into just more regular housing, nothing very pretty. I do have a little view of the Auckland Harbor bridge which is kind of nice

Point 2: Walking the streets

After walking residential streets I’m now on a very nice big wide boardwalk that’s comes down to meet the water. The tides out so doesn’t look quite as nice. I will share the path now with bikers. If you walk down just a little bit you get views of Auckland city.

Point 3: Track meets the water

The path is very pretty and now very wide, good concrete quality track. I’ve now just come out to where the track meets the water again with a beautiful view of the Auckland Harbour bridge. Lots of people out walking their dogs and running on this now fine sunny day in Auckland.

Point 4: Big footbridge

Just got to a big huge wide footbridge, wow the views are amazing, I can see the Auckland Harbor bridge, I can even see the Sky Tower poking out above the houses. Pity the tide wasn’t in, but none the less still beautiful.

Point 5: Trees and peeps of the city

I’ve just walked through some more boring houses on residential streets, but wasn’t too long. Back on the track again, walking under some lovely trees on a nice concrete path. Enjoying peeps out to Auckland city now, very nice.

Point 6: Turn off to Ngataringa Park

I just walk through some more residential houses and popped out on to the main road that goes from Takapuna to Devonport, it’s the only road in and out and can get seriously busy with traffic. Across the road is the golf course, lots of people out enjoying themselves playing golf today. Weather is still holding out, lovely, hasn’t rained yet, beautiful and sunny. A bit confused as to which way to go but doesn’t matter as both paths will take you to the same place. Continue on the boardwalk and through Ngataringa park which looks lovely.

Point 7: Devonport

You’re now officially in Devonport, you can tell that by all the super cute Victorian houses. It’s fantastic how everybody’s done up their houses, they just look beautiful. You could just easily walk around more of the local streets here, and you’ll find even more stunning cute little houses. Mount Victoria is right in front of me, I’m not gonna walk up there today as it’s not officially part of this walk, but I will put it on as another walk cause of the stunning 360 views of Auckland and the whole of Devonport, just stunning.

Point 8: Shops and the ferry building – End of the walk

The walk will now take you right into the heart of historic Devonport and through the main shopping street. This cute little town is full of yummy cafes and restaurants – no, you won’t find McDonalds or KFC here. Enjoy exploring the shops as you walk down to the ferry building where this walk ends.

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