Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Belmont Rangitoto Channel Waitemata Harbour Stanley Bay
Devonport is a seaside suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Its population is about 10,000.
It is located on the North Shore, at the southern end of a peninsula that runs south from near Lake Pupuke in Takapuna, extending five kilometres into the Waitemata Harbour. At the south-eastern end of the peninsula is North Head, the northern promontory guarding the mouth of the harbour. Directly opposite it on the south shore is Bastion Point. To the east it is separated from Rangitoto Island by the Rangitoto Channel. The Devonport Museum is located by Mt. Cambria.
The first ferry services to Auckland city began in the 1840s These were open sailing cutters operated by local seamen running passengers to the foot of Queen Street Auckland's main road. In 1860 the first paddlesteamer ferries began operation.
Between the wharf and Mt Victoria is located the Devonport shops, the most prominent landmarks of which are:
Recently, in July 2007, Devonport was given permission to be excluded from a list of local Auckland growth node centres. The Auckland Regional Council accepted that while it was encouraging intensified growth (such as higher-density housing) around transport nodes such as Devonport, the character and historical nature of the Devonport Wharf area would make such a designation inappropriate in this case. Notable people
Auckland City viewed from the top of Mount Victoria, Devonport
Devonport on a Misty Morning
Devonport Waterfront with a large Pohutukawa tree
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