Mount Victoria Reserve, Devonport

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Head up to Mount Victoria Reserve for panoramic views of the Auckland skyline across Waitemata Harbour. Aside from the scenery, the park features a field of "painted mushrooms" that serve as decorative vents for an underground water pumping station. You can reach the reserve via a 10-20 minute uphill walk or by driving, biking, or riding a Segway. Parking at the top is limited. On your way up, stop in at the historical Signalman’s House, which used to inform locals of ship departures and arrivals. The access road also features numerous shops and cafes. Bring a jacket because it's often blustery at the top. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Devonport trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • I just loved the cute little toadstools! Another great place to admire the city. There is an old gun back from the World War days, plenty of great places to explore on the mount.  more »
  • We caught the ferry across from Auckland. Easy 12 mins, lovely views. Deciding to walk straight up the rugged path rather than the road was a challenge but well worth it. Be advised that there is no n...  more »
  • An energetic climb gets you to the top and what breathtaking views can be had! It's historic, beautiful and also fun (those mushrooms)! Spend as little or as long as you want, but be mindful that in i...  more »
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  • Visited yesterday with friends. Terrific 360 degree views and on a fine day, take a camera. Take binoculars and see most of the Harbour and the boats plying up and down. Probably the best accessible viewpoint in the City. Really worth a visit. There is a disappearing gun emplacement at the top which you can go into the gun pit and walk around. Highly recommended but you have gathered that!
  • From Japan:) Great view. Easy access from the ferry port. I was so relaxed and felt calm. Lovely place.
  • amazing views. lots of area to play around. highly reccomended for locals and tourists
  • Takarunga, the Maori name for Mt Victoria. Fantastic views over the Waitemata harbour towards Auckland city, Maungauika (North Head) and Rangitoto Island.
  • Great views! It's I pretty good workout to get to the top if you walk the whole way but it's not too difficult or technical. Just go at your place and be rewarded by the awesome views of the city, ocean, and nearby islands.

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