Welcome to Devonport
Tasmania's third-largest city is the port for the Spirit of Tasmania I and II, the red-and-white ferries that connect the island state with the mainland. It's quite an evocative sight when, after three deep blasts of the horn, these huge ships cruise past the end of the main street to begin their voyage north. After disembarking, most passengers scatter to other destinations on the island and Devonport slips back... Read More
Top experiences in Devonport
Auckland Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with Round-Trip Devonport Ferry Ticket
You'll board your boat at the Auckland Ferry Terminal for a relaxing 90-minute sightseeing cruise of Auckland from the water. Catch all the highlights, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, Sky Tower, historic Devonport and the Devonport Naval Base. You'll have a 10-minute stop at Rangitoto Island (weather permitting) where you can see its volcanic terrain firsthand. The 600-year-old volcanic island sits just off the Auckland coast and is known for its rugged lava rock, lush native vegetation and sandy coves.As you cruise along, you’ll hear informative commentary from the crew and be served complimentary morning or afternoon tea. At the end of your tour you’ll be returned to the Auckland Ferry Terminal. Your tour includes a complimentary round-trip ferry ticket to Devonport, good for one year from the date of your Auckland Harbor cruise. Twelve minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, the village of Devonport is one the city’s oldest suburbs. You can easily spend several hours to a full day exploring the picturesque town at your leisure. Stroll along streets lined with Victorian villas, boutique craft shops, fashion outlets and local art galleries. Or climb to the top of the volcanic cones of Mount Victoria or North Head for fantastic views across the city and the nearby islands of the Hauraki Gulf.After exploring the shops and mountains of Devonport, you can refresh yourself at the cafes or award-winning restaurants around town. Or watch the chocolatiers at work in the local chocolate shop, Devonport Chocolates, and take home some of their tasty chocolates and truffles.
Auckland Discovery City Tour
The tour begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen Street and the Auckland Viaduct.Next we travel through the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain, which is situated on an ancient volcano. Stop in the quaint village of Parnell for morning tea stop and wander around the historic buildings many of which have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops.End your tour by taking the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. Here you will see a memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. The park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour and is great for photo opportunities.This mornings tour is also available with the following options:Kelly Tarlton's Experience King and Gentoo Penguins then travel through the Underwater World and come face-to-face with giant stingrays and ferocious sharks!Devonport FerryVenture across Auckland's beautiful harbour and immerse yourself in Devonport's unique heritage, wide range of restaurants, cafes, beaches, art galleries and shopping.Fullers Harbour CruiseEscape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Highlights include historic Devonport, the harbour bridge and the NZ Naval base.Maori Cultural Performance and MuseumVisit the Auckland War Memorial Museum and enjoy a cultural performance from local Maori performers.Sky TowerAt 328m in height, Sky Tower is the tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Take in the 360 degree views from the top!Pride of Auckland Sailing Cruise with LunchSit back and relax or try your hand at sailing on the peaceful waters of the Waitemata Harbour. Take in the sights and sounds of the City of Sails from onboard this purpose built sailboat as we cruise the sheltered waters. A delicious picnic lunch box is included.Wine on Waiheke - November to MarchAn unforgettable guided tour of three premier wineries - Mudbrick, The Goldie Room and Te Whau. Taste the many varieties of gorgeous wines and take-in outstanding panoramic views of front the city skyline to the Hauraki Gulf. You must be over 18 year of age to participate
Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower
See the city from all angles when your cruise ship is docked in Auckland: from the ground up, from the harbor and from the top of the Sky Tower.Your Auckland shore excursion begins with a sightseeing tour of the city’s most famous sights, including Quay Street, the Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland University and Auckland Museum, Dominion Parks and Gardens, and the Tamaki Waterfront. You’ll see how Auckland lies on two island-dotted harbors and is surrounded by the dormant cones of 49 volcanoes.From here, you’ll be transferred to the Sky Tower, Auckland’s iconic landmark. Soaring 1,075 feet (328 meters) into the sky, it’s the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Take in stunning views of Auckland’s buildings and harbors from the observation deck, and learn more about the city’s history by watching the interesting audiovisual displays.Then view Auckland from the water on a 90-minute harbor cruise. Explore Waitemata Harbour, see the volcanic cone of Rangitoto Island, visit Devonport and see the Harbour Bridge and Westhaven Marina. On the return cruise to Auckland’s waterfront, enjoy tea or coffee and a muffin before returning to the Ferry Terminal.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour
Explore the history and sights when you’re in port in Auckland, and experience daily life in this laid-back harbor city.Traveling by air-conditioned mini-coach, led by a local guide, this small-group Auckland tour begins with a trip along Queen Street in the central business district. Passing Auckland University and the Domain inner-city park, the tour continues through the attractive suburb of Ponsonby, with its grand Victorian buildings.Cross the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore, then stretch your legs on Narrow Neck Beach in the town of Devonport, with fabulous views of Rangitoto Island’s extinct volcanic cone. There’s time for a coffee (own expense) in either Devonport or Takapuna before the tour continues to the summit of Mt Victoria, for panoramic views over Auckland.Returning across the Harbour Bridge, admire one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest marinas at Westhaven. You’ll also see local fresh seafood for sale on a visit to the Auckland Fish Market, before ending the tour at Viaduct Harbour, part of Auckland’s lively waterfront precinct.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Following a pickup at your Auckland hotel at approximately 8am, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan for the onward journey through the city to the North Shore. Along the way, enjoy sweeping views over Waitemata Harbour and Auckland Harbour Bridge.During your 8-hour tour, take in top Auckland attractions including Devonport, Mission Bay, Mt. Victoria, and scenic Tamaki Drive. Gaze out over the coastal landscape to volcanic Rangitoto Island from vantage points such as Achilles Point and Bastion Point, and listen as your guide sheds light on Auckland’s rich Maori history at One Tree Hill.Watch native birdlife at the gannet colony at Muriwai Beach on Auckland’s West Coast, and soak up the hustle and bustle of city life along the golden shopping mile of Ponsonby Road. Afterward, visit some of the fertile vineyards along Auckland’s Kumeu Wine Trail and sample the diverse wines in production.After eight hours exploring the top attractions and hidden secrets of the New Zealand capital, return in comfort to your Auckland hotel to bring your tour to an end.
Auckland City Highlights Walking Tour
This orientation walking tour will introduce you to the must-see sights of Auckland City and the intriguing history behind them. Learn how this young city emerged from a narrow volcanic isthmus to become a bustling, cosmopolitan city on the edge of the world.The Auckland City Highlights Walking Tour begins in impressive Aotea Square, site of many important cultural attractions such as the Auckland Town Hall and the magnificent Waharoa Arch. After a short introduction here, we begin making our way down bustling Queen Street to two well-known attractions, The Civic Theater and Kate Sheppard Memorial. We then head to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, recently extended in a contemporary style, gaining fantastic views of the Sky Tower along the way, which we discuss in detail.After a visit to picturesque Albert Park a site with many intriguing secrets, we head along quaint Vulcan lane and High Street exploring some of Auckland’s earliest history and fashionable shops.Following this, we make our way down lower Queen Street, stopping to see two important Maori sculptures on the waterfront. The tour then follows Queens Wharf, location of the beautiful Cloud, historic Shed 10 and elegant Ferry Building. After a stroll along one of Auckland’s waterfront piers the walking tour concludes at Auckland's Waterfront. Here you can enjoy stunning views looking out toward the Harbor Bridge, Rangitoto, Devonport and the magnificent Waitemata Harbor. This 90 minute Auckland City Walking Tour is an essential orientation experience. We promise that by the end of this tour you will leave invigorated, informed and in love with Auckland City. Tour Highlights: Aotea Square Town Hall Stunning views of Auckland’s Sky Tower Auckland Art Gallery Trendy Vulcan Lane High Street Chancery The Secrets of Albert Park The Cloud & Much More!