Devonport & Cheltenham Family Day Out

Devonport & Cheltenham Family Day Out

The Top 12 places for kids to play, explore and fun in Devonport and Cheltenham on the North Shore.

Neighbourhood Parks and Playgrounds

1. Windsor Reserve Playground

Devonport, Auckland map

Fun park by the beach and close to the ferry, library and high street in Devonport.

Devonport Playground
Picture by Auckland for Kids - Windsor Reserve Playground in Devonport, Auckland
Picture by Auckland for Kids - Windsor Reserve Playground in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

2. Devonport Domain

Devonport Domain, Devonport map

Fun partially fenced playground on the waterfont, an easy walk between the Devonport town centre and the Navy Museum. Or if your kids are younger it is also an easy flat scooter or bike ride from the town centre, 

Devonport Playground
Devonport Domain Park
Devonport Domain playground

Places to explore

3. North Head Maungauika Historic Reserve

Takarunga Road, Devonport, Auckland

​Take a self guided walk around North Head and explore the tunnels, and more. FIND THE MAP HERE

View from the Top of North Head

Places to visit

4. Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Playground in front of the Devonport Navy Museum & Cafe | Auckland for Kids
Devonport Navy Museum playground
Cafe at Devonport Navy Museum

5. Devonport Library

2 Victoria Street, Devonport 

Kids love the reading nooks at the childrens section of the Devonport Library. 

Auckland for Kids visits Devonport Library
Auckland for Kids visits Devonport Library
Devonport Library childrens section

Local beaches

6. Cheltenham Beach

Vauxhaull Road, Devonport

Good sandy swimming beach with calm water for the kids and great views of Rangitoto.  The water level is quite low at low tide, which makes it ideal for families with younger kids.  There is a little playground at one end of the beach. Dairies and a fish & chip shop are a short walk away.

7. Narrow Neck Beach

Corner of Old Lake Road and Vauxhaull Road, Devonport

8. Torpedo Bay

King Edward Parade, Devonport

Picture by Auckland for Kids - View of Cheltenham Beach in Auckland, New Zealand

Fishing spots

8. Torpedo Bay Wharf

Torpedo Bay Wharf
Torpedo Bay Wharf at Devonport

Cafes and Ice Cream shops

10. Cheltenham Dairy Milk Bar

64 Vauxhall Road, Devonport
Fab smoothies, juices, scoops and shakes (pictured)

11. Devonport Stone Oven Bakery & Cafe

5 Clarence Street, Devonport

12. Torpedo Bay Cafe

46 King Edward Parade, Devonport

Cheltenham Dairy Milk Bar

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