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Auckland City from Devonport

I took this photo from Mt Victoria in Devonport. It shows the Auckland CBD on the other side of the Waitemata Harbour.

Before the Auckland Harbour Bridge was built in 1959 Vehicular Ferry boats were used to carry cars and other vehicles over the Waitemata Harbour.

Devonport is a seaside suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Its population is about 18,000. It is located on the North Shore, at the southern end of a peninsula that runs south from Long Bay and including all the East Coast Bays, and extends five kilometres into the Waitemata Harbour.

A regular ferry service runs across the Waitemata between Devonport and the central business district of Auckland. It takes only 12 minutes by ferry to cross the Waitemata Harbourand roughly 25 minutes to drive by car (depending on the traffic!) to the Auckland CBD centre, which you can see in the distance.

Devonport is one of the oldest areas on the North Shore. It was first settled by Europeans in 1840 and was initially called Flagstaff because of the flagstaff raised on Mount Victoria, also called Takarunga in Maori.

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