Devonport, Auckland's seaside village is just 15 minutes by bus from Takapuna. Take a ferry to Auckland City and explore the Viaduct or climb North Head and Mt Victoria for spectacular views of the North Shore, City and Hauraki Gulf. Devonport has numerous restaurants, cafes, second hand book shops, galleries and beaches. Visit the Navy Museum alongside the Naval Base. February is the time for the famous Wine and Food Festival.