Seaside Serenity

The historical naval village of Devonport, just across the harbour from the centre of Auckland, is the place to be for a gentle pace according to Julia Kirchner writing for Monsters & Critics. “While chugging across the inner Hauraki harbour, tourists get a fine view of the Auckland skyline and the Sky Tower which dominates the waterside view. From the harbour the roads radiate in all directions. To the left and right are handsome beaches with the centre of Devonport straight ahead. Victoria Road is flanked by cosy cafés, intimate book stores or shops selling works of art or souvenirs.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…