The Houses of Devonport
I am absolutely smitten with the beachside town of Devonport. Just a 15 minute ferry ride away from Auckland city center, this town has a very quiet and intimate feel. I walked along the coastline through the neighborhoods, falling in love with the unique homes and exquisite landscaping. Aside from the main street right by the ferry, it seemed as if I had the town entirely to myself. I will definitely be returning for more beach time and exploration.
How to get there: Take the Fullers ferry from Quay Street in Auckland city center on Pier 1. One adult return ticket is $12.