• Experience cinematic history

    Catch a Hollywood blockbuster or an art-house film at The Vic. First opened in 1912, Devonport’s historic cinema and local landmark also showcases live performances from emerging kiwi talent.
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  • New Zealand’s sea warriors

    Devonport’s naval heritage dates back to the 1840’s and is proudly showcased at the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay. North Head and Fort Takapuna also feature fascinating maritime heritage.
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Take a journey through history and discover Devonport’s fascinating heritage. Famed for its villas from the Victorian era, Devonport also boasts the earliest purpose-built cinema that’s still in existence in the Southern Hemisphere.

Named after the Devonport naval base in England – Devonport is home to the Royal New Zealand navy. Rich in maritime history, Devonport is home to the highly acclaimed Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay. Culture vultures will love seeing a gig at the historic Bunker on Mount Victoria and history buffs will enjoy exploring the Devonport museum.

The Devonport Museum

HISTORY & CULTURE Established in 1977, the Devonport Museum has been collecting and displaying Devonport’s historical artefacts and archives for nearly forty years. Housed in the old Presbyterian Church, the museum was originally found on Church Street and was relocated to its current location on Vauxhall Road.

Devonport Waterfront Walk

HISTORY & CULTURE The Devonport Waterfront Walk is the perfect way to admire and explore a number of Devonport’s iconic surroundings. This walk along King Edward Parade towards North Head takes approximately 45 minutes.

North Head Historic Reserve Trail

HISTORY & CULTURE The North Head Historical Reserve commands impressive views over the Hauraki Gulf and inner harbour and is considered to be the most significant historical coastal defence site in New Zealand. Enjoy a picnic lunch and the picturesque views while exploring some of New Zealand’s best kept history.

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

HISTORY & CULTURE Housed in a 19th Century submarine mining station looking over the Waitemata Harbour, the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum showcases the rich history of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
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