Reaching the summit only requires a 20-minute walk, and it’s a great way to work up a midday appetite for one of the suburb’s popular cafés. While there is also a road which leads towards the top, most visitors opt for a semi-steep trail which climbs its way through a grassy field. Towards the summit, an old cannon remains perched on the hill and is a reminder of the area’s naval past. There are also structures which look curiously similar to large, painted mushrooms, although they are actually air vents for a water plant which is located beneath the hill.
On a clear day, the view from the summit of Mount Victoria stretches east towards the island of Waiheke, and across the waters of Waitemata Harbor the Auckland skyline dominates a landscape you’d expect to find on a postcard. While most Devonport visitors spend the day perusing the shops and restaurants, climbing to the top of Mount Victoria Reserve is a refreshing addition to a day on the north shore.
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)