Introduction

  • <p>Looking north from Campbells Point over Waitemata Harbour towards Devonport</p>

Introduction

Text for this tour has been kindly provided by Auckland Council

Some of New Zealand’s most enduring short stories, plays, poems and novels were written on, and at least to some extent inspired by, the North Shore. Today North Shore City continues to be home to many of the country’s leading writers.

The maritime suburb of Devonport dates back to the1850s. A peninsula surrounded by the Waitemata Harbour and the Rangitoto Channel, Devonport isstudded with volcanic cones, the most prominent ofwhich are Mt Victoria and North Head.

Terrain: The steep lower slopes of Mt Victoria; as well as level or descending terrain.

Duration: Minimum of 45 minutes.

Parking: Unrestricted along both sides of King Edward Parade, east of the intersection with Buchanan St.

Privacy: The walks are along public roads and contain historical facts about the buildings and the area. Most of the sites on the walks are private property and many are used as private residences. Please respect the environment and the privacy of local residents, and do not trespass on private property.

Text for this tour is Copyright Auckland Council.