Photographer's Note

Devonport to Auckland City

This is Devonport, an historic seaside village, on the northern shores of Auckland City. It is part of North Shore City, Auckland and is only 10 minutes by ferry across the Waitemata Harbourand 25 minutes by car to Auckland City centre, which you can see in the distance.

The hill you can see on the right is Mt Victoria, Takarunga in Maori. It is one of the volcanoes that Auckland was founded on. It affords spectacular views of the city and harbour and an interpretative map of the Hauraki Gulf is on the summit.

The hill was occupied by the Maori Tribe, Kawerau, and terraces and pits are still visible on the northern and eastern slopes. The grave of noted Maori chief Eru Patuone, The Peacemaker, is on the lower slope.

Devonport is the gateway to North Shore City and the sandy beaches of the East Coast including Takapuna, Milford (where I grew up and went to school), Long Bay, Browns Bay, Mairangi Bay and Murrays Bay, where I now live.

I am standing on North Head, known to the Maoris as Takapuna. It too was a volcano.

You can see Mt Victoria and North Head in the distance right behind this Bungy Jumper jumping off the Sky Tower

Here is another view of North Head as well.

I have also placed a photo of Mt Victoria, Takarunga as a Workshop.

Tha Map Location should open on Mt Victoria - hopefully!


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Additional Photos by Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 68 N: 1359] (4403)
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