Being a Peninsula, Devonport is surrounded by water, on one side the Waitematā Harbour, and the other The Gulf Harbour. For the adventure seekers, the fishing enthusiasts, the sailors and the golfers, there's ample choice for staying busy and active in Devonport.
In addition to being a fantastic spot for exploring hidden military tunnels, some more adventurous types enjoy catching a wave of wind and taking flight. North Head is often used as a kite-flying location and a quality spot for experienced paragliders. It is amazingly scenic with views of gorgeous Devonport, Cheltenham Beach, the Hauraki Gulf and all it's wonderful Islands, but also Downtown Auckland, the Harbour Bridge and the Waitakeres.
If you've always wanted to try your hand at sailing, employ the wind and anchor away, then young and old can learn at the Wakatere boating club in Narrow Neck beach. Situated on the outskirts of Devonport this beach features a boat ramp for launching small craft, and is popular with sailing enthusiasts and locals. With parking close by, a children’s playground, on site barbecue facilities and a small shop for a mandatory ice cream Narrow Neck is also the perfect destination for family picnics, so make a day of it.
Devonport has some fantastic fishing locations which include off the rocks around North Head, from Torpedo Bay Wharf, Devonport Wharf and Stanley Bay. We recommend having a quick read of safety tips for fishing if you're a bit of a novice.
Devonport is a fantastic destination for walking and cycling with a range of options that lead you to our volcanic cones, down streets lined with heritage houses or following our popular Arts Trail through our more gritty urban corridors. E-bike or Segway can be hired from the ferry terminal
If you enjoy team sports and wished to find out more about our local clubs, see below for a simple list of local options.