Activities

 

Waitemata Golf Club

A wonderful 18 hole Waitemata Golf Course Devonport

Bicycle Available

Take in the Devonport sights by bike and enjoy a environmentally friendly cycle along the waterfront on a retro Victorian style bike. These can be found at the ferry terminal.

AWOL ADVENTURES

The Piha Canyon – come canyoning in the sub-tropical rainforest of the West Coast Waitakere Ranges, only 40 minutes from Auckland Central (transport provided). Abseiling down showering waterfalls surrounded by moss and fern covered volcanic rock walls, swimming through pools of blues and greens, jumps, caves, and slides as you explore the canyon! All obstacles are optional, no experience needed. You will also see the remains of the original pioneers wood constructed logging dam; learn about the local history and Maori culture.  Climb Lion Rock for some great photo opportunities.

Includes transport, bakery lunch / refreshments, full equipment, a visit to black sand Piha Surf Beach and a beautiful rainforest walk.

 

T.I.M.E.

The award-winning team at TIME Unlimited New Zealand Tours and Travel make it possible for you to discover the treasures of Auckland with their wide variety of truly personal and guided Auckland Tours.

  • Go Fishing, Kayak Fishing and Kite Fishing - casting off from a remote beach and more on some world-first tours!
  • Explore the stunning and sparkling Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf on half-day, full-day or overnight Kayak Tours
  • Discover the highlights of Auckland on awesome Auckland Tours - Ask about our tailor-madePersonal Guided Auckland Tours that match your interests – scenic, shopping, arts/cultural, adventure and more!
  • Experience the richness of our indigenous Maori culture - visit a marae, learn ancient traditions and more
  • Join one of our Auckland Guided Wilderness Walks through virgin rainforest

They share a passion for the outstanding scenic beauty, unique activities, Maori culture and friendly people that make Auckland and New Zealand so special.

 

 

DEVONPORT

Should you choose to explore the village you may find yourself in one of the fine cafes that Devonport has to offer or dine in one of the many restaurants. Alternatively there are boutiques and antique shops to browse, or mountain walks to discover or perhaps a swim on Cheltenham Beach.

There is also a ferry terminal offering island and city excursions and connections to further tours such as those of the Coromandel, Tiritiri Matangi and Kawau Island.

Devonport has three historical museums and a cinema. It has tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course and a gym all within five minutes.

 

DEVONPORT TOURS

In just one hour with Devonport Tours you can stand on two volcanic cones, see the charm of historical Devonport and enjoy unsurpassed views of the Auckland region. Visit Maori pa sites and the interesting network of tunnels and forts on North Head. From the city's best vantage point, see why Auckland is called "The City of Sails".

Then wander Devonport village which is renowned for its architecture, and diversity of restaurants, cafes and bars.

 

MARITIME MUSEUM

Journey through exhibition galleries showcasing the trailblazing discovery and exploration of NZ’s maritime pioneers; set sail on the sparkling Waitemata Harbour aboard the heritage vessel fleet; or get involved in one of the many more events and activities.

Visitors can see and learn about the vessels when they visit the Museum, and on days when we have scheduled public sailings, visitors can enjoy the thrilling experience of sailing the Waitemata Harbour in a heritage vessel.

 

SALE NZ

'City of Sails', your gateway to New Zealand is a blend of islands, glistening harbours and a modern city consistently ranked amongst the best lifestyle cities in the world.

  • America's Cup Sailing Experience
    Sail a real America's Cup yacht in Auckland. A winning start to your vacation in New Zealand. Help sail the yachts or just enjoy what Auckland Harbour has to offer you. No experience necessary!
  • America's Cup Match Racing
    Match race former 1995 America's Cup yachts NZL40 & NZL41 on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. You will experience the thrill of the pre-start, and then help plan your strategy to be first over the finishing line.
  • Whale/Sail Adventure Combo
    Discover Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, sailing America's Cup yachts then view dolphins and whales.

 

Family of Ancient Trees with Footprints Tours

Footprints takes visitors on tours through the forest, telling legendary stories, entertaining tourists using forest themes and bringing the unique environment of the forest to life for them.

Visit Waipoua Forest’s and see icon Tane Mahuta the sister tree to Japans Yakushima’s big cedar tree the Jomon Sugi.  Tane Mahuta, which means "lord of the forest" in Maori, is the largest known kauri tree in New Zealand and is estimated to be between 1,200 to 2,000 years old, while Jomon Sugi is said to be several thousand years old.

 

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