"There is more to Devonport
than the main street" locals would tell you. After
your Explorer Tour, wander around the village
to view the lovely cottages and bungalows built
from New Zealand's native timber. In December,
Devonports parks feature many pohutakawa (the
New Zealand Christmas tree) which will be covered
in vibrant red flowers.
Maori named North Head "Takapuna"
(falling spring) referring to the spring of water
on the southern slopes. The mountain and its surrounds
offered excellent soil quality for growing kumara
(sweet potato), large tidal beaches to collect
seafood, and good fishing.