A charming old maritime village

Author: cc@quaintmelody  |  Category: photography, travel, truely kiwi

Here are some photos taken at Devonport back in the summer. Devonport is a maritime village with lots of old time charms. A very relaxing town located in Auckland North Shore, it houses some unique shops, cafes and old character homes. The charming old town with rich heritage has a very nostalgic feeling to it. There are also three volcanoes situated here. This is one of the best places that offers a spectacular view of Auckland city in my opinion. Great place to hang out on a hot summer day. Devonport is just a 10 minutes ferry ride away from downtown Auckland, or alternately a half an hour drive from Auckland central.

Esplanade Hotel . Devonport . 2008
The iconic Esplanade Hotel on the waterfront. It was built in 1903.

Auckland city view from Mt Victoria, Devonport
The breathtaking view of Auckland city and harbour bridge from Mt Victoria.

Clock tower . Devonport . 2008
Clock tower on waterfront.

Fishing boat at pier . Devonport . 2008
A fish boat docked at the pier.

View of Auckland city from Devonport . Summer 2008

View of Auckland city from Devonport . Summer 2008
View of Auckland city from the pier.

Fishing . Devonport pier . Summer 2008

Fishing . Devonport pier . Summer 2008

Fishing . Devonport pier . Summer 2008
Many people would come here to fish on a summer day. I wonder what type of fishes they get here.

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17 Responses to “A charming old maritime village”

  1. SimpleAlex Says:

    perfect getaway if i can be there… =)

    CC: It is a lovely little town.

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  2. yenjai.net Says:

    Wow
    Nice scenery!

    CC: It was a perfect day to take pictures. 🙂

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  3. daphne Says:

    Beautiful! Surely hope to visit NZ one of these days =D

    CC: You should! Let me know if you do ya! 🙂

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  4. keeyit Says:

    I like the light blue sky.. very nice photos..

    Between, your website keeps prompting me error messages on IE.. Hmm.. Not sure is my computer problem or not..

    CC: It is a very nice little town. I really love it.
    Not sure what’s going on, It works fine on firefox and safari. I don’t have IE on my mac, so can’t check. Let me know if it happens again! Thanks for letting me know.

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  5. suituapui Says:

    I love Auckland…but on my last trip, we never got to go across the bridge to the other side!!! Hope to go again someday!

    CC: Plenty of chances in the future! 🙂

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  6. foongpc Says:

    Nice photos. Hope to visit one day. Does it ever rain? I sometimes prefer rain than sunshine – funny me. Btw, I’ve a new post on insomnia and linked to your blog. Enjoy reading! 🙂

    CC: I prefer rain than sunshine too! Thanks for that! Will go ahead and read it soon.

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  7. shionge Says:

    Hey cc, finally! This is the 5th time I have tried to visit your blog, something is wrong. Each time your blog appeared, it just went blank and my connection lost…..I am so glad I am able to type a comment now.

    Look all the shots and it is so peaceful and quiet there. It is a rat race here in Singapore I bet you know huh?

    Have a nice day….if I don’t visit it means I have bad connection pal…..I’m still here for you LOL

    CC: Oh! Sorry about that, I had some problem with one of the plugins, it should be ok now.

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  8. Hazel Says:

    wow, one sure don’t have any worrying if stay besides this area

    CC: Yes, it is a great place to de-stress.

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  9. MonkeyWong Says:

    So beautiful and relaxing, I wish I could go there one day!

    CC: You should! 🙂

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  10. sasha Says:

    nice nice nice..next time i go u bring me around k

    CC: No problem! 🙂

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  11. keeyit Says:

    Great everything is fine..

    CC: Thanks for that! 🙂

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  12. cbenc12 Says:

    de pier is beautiful! i love the blue sky too!
    wish someday (soon i hope) i can be there too… simply lovely!

    CC: Yea, when standing on that pier that day, I felt not a care in the world. I just felt in love with the place.

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  13. johnny ong Says:

    can see that u are very good with yr photo shoots

    CC: Thank you very much! 😀

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  14. Daryl Teo Says:

    Yeap i’m heading for Auckland hopefully by the end of the year. Been putting it off too long. Thanks for the pics!

    CC: Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂
    End of the year is the best time to travel over here. Are you touring the north island?

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