With the weather looking uncertain and the wish to keep our shoes out of the mud, today we headed over to one of our favourite places to walk in Auckland – Devonport. We were uncertain of where we were headed, and as it turned out, we were very pleasantly surprised at how well our circular route revealed itself.
Quick facts about this walk
|Walk time:||approx. 1 hour|
|Distance:||about 5.5 kms|
|Parking:||In Devonport Village near ferry terminal or along King Edward Parade|
|Track:||A mix of level paths, steep paths and steps.|
|Difficulty:||Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind.|
|Buggies/Wheelchairs:||Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs – off leash exercise area in Ngataringa Reserve.|
|Highlights:||Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City views, historical buildings, Victorian style homes.|
|FREE Map:||Download your FREE map of this walk|
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As always, it is uplifting to walk along the esplanades and parades of Devonport with the view across the Gulf and to the skyline of the city and beyond. And then the joy of looking at the beautifully kept victorian style homes. Followed by the sounds of birds as we walked alongside Ngataringa Park.
Dogs – off leash exercise area in Ngataringa Reserve.
We are then spoilt for choice as to where to stop for refreshments, and choosing from the many cafes can take time! However, my favourite is Lily Cafe, it’s totally awesome.