The Old Church Cottage

Devonport was first settled by Europeans about 1840 but Maori had pa (fortified villages) here from the fourteenth century. The old volcanic cone of Mount Victoria has stunning views of the City and Gulf islands and there are old tunnel fortifications to be explored underneath its twin, North Head. Below North Head, Cheltenham Beach is a safe swimming haven surrounded by sleepy streets and quaint Victorian dwellings shaded by old trees. The main village is a lively contrast with many galleries and charming shops selling clothes, jewellery and memorabilia. Book lovers will find one of Auckland's most attractive second hand book stores in Victoria Road and bistros and cafes spill out cheerfully onto the pavements. Chocolate lovers will adore an indulgent interlude in Devonport Chocolates, a boutique chocolatier, a few steps from the ferry terminal.

Reaching us from Auckland airport:

Our address is 1 Hastings Parade, Devonport.

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If you arrive in Auckland by the Airport to City bus that runs every 15 minutes from International and Domestic terminals, a 50 minute journey will drop you close to the Downtown ferry terminal. Ten minutes on the water will have you at the Devonport wharf at the bottom of Victoria Road, the main street. Victoria Road runs up through the centre and Hastings Parade is second on the left once you have left the village shops. It is less than 10 minutes on foot or a brief taxi ride.


This service, which can be booked at the Information Centre or on the Freephone in the arrival hall, runs from outside the terminal buildings and costs approximately NZ$63 (for 2) door to door. The journey to Devonport may take over an hour in peak traffic. You can advance book on line or phone 0064 9 522 5100 (NZ 09 522 5100).


There are a number of taxi companies operating from Auckland International and we list three possibilities below with whom advance reservations can be made.

Hire car

Several car hire companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and Auckland Car Rental have pick- up and drop off facilities at the airport.