Devonport Auckland: The Crown Jewel of Auckland

Fondly known by a number of names such as the ‘Paradise of the Pacific’ which betrays the island’s natural and spectacular beauty, a visitor to New Zealand is unlikely to leave anything but satisfied for the island’s snow capped mountains, lush green valleys and pristine lakes leave memories to last a lifetime.


For a truly amazing experience, ensure that you visit the city of Devonport, a mere ten minutes from Auckland. Devonport has been constantly described as Auckland’s ‘Crown Jewel’ and this portrayal sums up the true description of the area. Initially home to three islands housing active volcanoes by the names of Mount Cambria, Mount Victoria and North Head, at present, only the two latter volcanoes are visible. However, though one associates volcanoes with nature’s destructive forces, these twin cones merely add to the panoramic scenery of the area. For someone who wishes to escape the city, they will find a peaceful haven in Devonport with its powdery white beaches bordered by the cerulean blue ocean and the panoramic view of the twin volcanoes.


When in Devonport, one will never be at a loss for things to do. If you are an avid culture vulture, the area is rich with architecturally stunning buildings and complete with its own heritage. For those seeking pristine beaches and a lovely holiday by the sea, one need not look any further than Devonport for her stunning beaches are not only beautiful and calm but are also extremely safe. Exploring Devonport is quite fun for a number of walking tours can be organised but if you wish facilities are made available for persons to rent a bike and explore the village by cycling.

Once you have explored to your heart’s content, one can opt to relax at a café or restaurant for a meal or even coffee. The village is also well known for their amazingly rich chocolate and is worth a visit just to try them. It is therefore no surprise that this rustic seaside village is one of the most visited locations by those residing in an Auckland hotel. In keeping with the theme of the area, opt to stay in Auckland hotel suites which are guaranteed to provide you with an experience you will never forget. Treat yourself to the luxuries of the city by staying at The Langham Auckland and be mere minutes away from the Auckland Museum, Town Hall, Sky Tower and of course, amazing shopping expeditions.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.