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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  • In a nutshell, if you are the best! Weather permitting. We visited twice. Because the first time it rained. Weather permitting, I wanted to go again, I visited twice. On sunny days the best views! This is the best location overlooking Auckland. Personally, on the Oakland side scenery is like. Be sure to go away!
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  • The ferry that takes 20 minutes to reach, a very nice walk should be taken to reach the place from Auckland. When you arrive in Devonport, you walk down streets with homes and businesses very welcome to explore. To climb to the top of the mountain go with time, with comfortable clothes, it takes a bit to upload it is not impossible but it is exhausting. When you get the views of Auckland are fanasticas, worth get up to there.
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  • After the ascent, a lot of wind but a nice surprise with a view panoramic all Auckland! To do! It does not take more than an hour in all!
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  • My favourite lookout in Auckland! Stunning views on Mt Victoria no matter you come during the day or evening. Very easy to park, just be aware of the driveway to the mountain as pedestrians, cyclists and cars share the same road. Also it could be a bit hard to drive up as it’s quite steep. A perfect spot for families who want to explore Auckland with kids or couples wanting somewhere romantic!
  • I know every inch of this mountain by heart. In my youth we used to slide done the side on cardboard and I even walked up it backwards for a laugh one time. It has beautiful panoramic views all around Auckland and beyond. If it is a clear day you should venture up; if it is a clear evening and the sun is about to set you MUST go look. There is a bronze cast on top. Wander through the tunnels or climb the mushrooms.
  • Lovely short but steep walk up to the top (15 minutes) following the road up. Flat area on top with fabulous 360° views of the bays to rangitoto island to the cbd and sky tower. Little mushroom toadstools on top to sit on, adds a lovely atmosphere to the mount.
  • Great spot with amazing views of Auckland. A must for visitors to Devonport / Auckland. Visiting at sunset is also a must due to the fantastic views you get of the sun setting over the city and harbour bridge
  • Some of the best views of Auckland to be had from anywhere! Take fish and chips & sit there with friends at sunset, it's magic! Usually no problem parking unless there's a special event.

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