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Devonport. WHY ARE THE BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE? Playing with the kids next door, going on mad bike rides with your flatmates, winter walks with someone special. Devonport is just the kind of place where those memories are made. Taking a short ferry trip to Devonport is the easiest of days out. No crowded theme parks with long queues, no need to suffer angst looking for a parking space and no chain stores. Devonport village has an eclectic retro feel about it with ` and museums. boutique stores, galleries, parks, cafes Exploring around the village you’ll see superbly restored Victorian homes, hotels and restaurants. Children experience a freedom in Devonport that busy city or suburban precincts just can’t offer. Explore historic North Head, once home to a heavily armed fort built to defend


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FULLERS FERRY departs Downtown Auckland approximately every half hour. ADULT $11, CHILD $5.80, FAMILY $32 (15 minutes travel time).

So near. Auckland; first in the1880s against a suspected Russian invasion and then again in 1941 during WW11. Fortified tunnels, mounted artillery, underground storerooms, barracks and guardrooms were all installed. And parents, for the record, the minefield has been cleared, you can only go so far into the tunnels and the disappearing gun at South Battery is still in place but it won’t even fire blanks! So let the kids run wild and play hard. Somewhere else with a strong sense of history is the Naval Museum, a short 1.5km stroll from the ferry. Housed in a refurbished 19th Century submarine mining station and situated at Torpedo

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Bay this place is no musty museum. We’re talking a state-of-the art space with unique collections of objects that tell the stories of New Zealand’s Navy. It’s free for entry and tours but donations are gratefully accepted.

Devonport Craft Market Tucked away behind the supermarket and next to Depot Artspace in Clarence Street is the craft market with stalls by clever, creative artists and gift makers. Things for your home, kids' clothes, toys, garden art, beautiful soaps, fashion, jewellery, vintage style goods, sweet handmade treats and so much more. Winter: 1st Sunday of the month, 10am-2pm.

FREE DEVONPORT RETURN TICKET with every Fullers Harbour Cruise ticket.

Our fully commentated bus tour will take you in comfort to stand on two volcanic cones, see the charm of historical Devonport and enjoy unsurpassed views of the Auckland region. Visit former Maori pa sites, the tunnels and forts on North Head and wander around Devonport village, with its ` architecture, restaurants, galleries and bars. cafes,

Explorer Tour Lunch Tour Dinner Tour Phone (09) 357 6366

Harbour Info Centre, Ferry Building on Quay St or visit

Devonport Folk Music Club

Built in 1891, the Bunker was a command post against a Russian invasion and now hosts Live Music in a REAL BUNKER! Some of the best local and visiting overseas singers and musicians entertain here. Visit for what’s on. Phone: 09 445 2227

Hands up who wants the best fun on two wheels?! Have you noticed how people on Segways always smile alot? In and around Devonport it’s the best way to see awesome views, historic sites and have a load of fun!


SEGWAY TO LUNCH Ride to a local café for hot soup or savoury lunch and hot drink. $60pp. SEGWAY TO NORTH HEAD 2 hour tour +15mins training. Explore the Historic Fort and café stop for FREE hot drink & sweet treat. $120pp (

Valid until 18 /10/2012)

Book now 027 3393 155 or email




Explore Devonport at your own pace! Bike hire: Shop 6 inside the Devonport Wharf terminal from 10.15am-5pm daily. See the web for info. Phone 09 445 1189 or mobile 021 034 5897.

One of Auckland’s leading dealers in contemporary New Zealand art. Spacious exhibition gallery 30 Victoria Rd Devonport. Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri-Sun 10.30am4.30pm. Phone: 09 445 1142.

Refurbished in 2011 ‘The Vic’ is the oldest cinema showing the latest movies in this part of the world. Check the website for shows. Visit the theatre at 48-56 Victoria Street. Phone: 09 446 0100.

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Tickets and booking for all Hauraki Gulf, city ferry travel and Fullers tours on Waiheke Island and Rangitoto Island. Mon-Fri 7.45am-3.30pm; Sat and Sun: 8.45am-5.30pm.

64 King Edward Parade Torpedo Bay, Devonport. Admission is free 10am - 5pm seven days a week and closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Phone: 09 445-5186.

Opposite the Devonport ferry wharf, showcasing New Zealand art, glass, ceramics and unique gifts. Open every day from 10am-5pm Phone: 09 446 0926.

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“Check out Auckland’s beautiful harbour on your own doorstep before you leave.” He goes on to say he is no longer surprised by the number of visitors telling him we have such a pristine harbour, especially when so many come from countries where polluted waterways are a very real problem. An experienced skipper here and overseas, Ceilhe likes the variety of boats he sees on

the water. ”You’ll see yachts over 100 years old with original rigging gracefully gliding along and then a state-of-the art America’s Cup multi-hull yacht racing by at an exhilarating speed. Auckland really is the City of Sails.” Fullers’ skippers often report chance sightings of marine wildlife including fur seals, dolphins, little blue penguins and even pods of orca whales swimming nearby or playing in the wake of the vessel.

FULLERS 1.5 HOUR HARBOUR CRUISE DEPARTS DAILY AT 10.30AM AND 1.30PM. FREE Devonport return ticket included. ADULT $38, CHILD $19, SENIOR $35, FAMILY $95 Page 6

ur is a ‘must-do’ experience... With two fully commentated Fullers Harbour Cruises daily, (with morning or afternoon tea), the timing is perfect for tourists. The morning departure will return you to Downtown in time for lunch and the afternoon tour is ideal for those wishing to relax after a morning of sightseeing or shopping around the city. With either cruise you’ll receive a free open return ticket to Devonport to use at your leisure. HIGHLIGHTS: Bean Rock Lighthouse, Rangitoto Island stopover, North Head, Devonport Naval Base, Harbour Bridge, Westhaven Marina, Viaduct Basin and more.

And for those locals who have never taken a look at our city, its coast and islands of the gulf from the water, Ceilhe simply says “just do it!”.


e) (kay-le Ceilhe

A vivid childhood memory is: My first ride on a high speed ferry when I was 10. Myself and a mate stood on deck loving it while the rest of the class were down below throwing up! Best advice received: ‘The best part of life is always the people you share it with’ and the old saying ‘It’s who you know...’ The questions visitors ask most often: Which end is the front? Where are the bathrooms? How on earth do you pronounce your name? Do these guys pay you enough? Why is the NZ flag red on our boat, and white or blue on some others?* What I like to do on my days off: Family time with our 20 month old son and Kite Surfing. Both can be fun and challenging! My secret skill is: I make a mean bolognaise... and chocolate sauce!

*The flag is the NZ Red Ensign and it’s the flag used by New Zealand maritime. It is flown on non-government ships. A white ensign is used by the New Zealand Navy.

Winter Special: Second person goes for half price on the Fullers Harbour Cruise until the end of September!





Step back in time to experience a taste of early NZ holiday homes (baches) on Rangitoto Island dating back to the 1920s. Tour includes ferry, tour and cream tea scone. For upcoming tour dates visit the website.

Join dedicated volunteers on the next Motutapu Island restoration day and try your hand at weed busting, nursery work and tree planting. Visit the website for dates, ferry times and more info about this worthy conservation project.

Located in its own private valley the camp sits on the foreshore of a beautiful bay with 4ha of facilities and access to the DOC managed scenic reserve on both Rangitoto and Motutapu. For accommodation and activity options see website.

ECO-ISLANDS: MOTUTAPU & RANGITOTO IN 2011 MOTUTAPU AND RANGITOTO ISLANDS WERE DECLARED PEST-FREE wildlife sanctuaries after a twenty-year pest eradication programme. The massive $3million project is the most complex island pest eradication ever attempted anywhere in the world according to the Department of Conservation. It’s being carried out to rid Rangitoto and Motutapu of animal pests including mice, feral cats, hedgehogs and rabbits that feed on birds and insects. Possums and wallabies were successfully wiped out in a campaign in the 1990s. Native birdlife, vital plant life and forest will flourish as a result. Already breeding pairs of Takahe have been relocated to the islands and a further 30 species of threatened native wildlife are expected to be released onto the islands in the future. These include kiwi, hihi or stitchbird, tuatara and several species of native reptile. Covering a combined landbase of 3800 hectares, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands are well on the way to becoming a valuable world-class conservation sanctuary. Page 10

Plans include introducing Tuatara to the Island.

The inquisitive, flightless Takahe is settling in.

events around Auckland’s

Hauraki Gulf

On our way to a city free of plastic bottles? Bottled water not only hits the pockets of Aucklanders but many of the plastic water bottles also find their way into our streams, landfills and our pristine Gulf.

27 Oct - 4 Nov 2012

The Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust has delivered a solution with new water bubbler fountains around Auckland.

The Waiheke Walking Festival

Ideal on islands without reticulated water, the fountains have been placed in Downtown Auckland, Devonport Wharf and at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island. The Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust has a vision and objectives for preserving the natural environment in and around the Hauraki Gulf.

Catch the Fullers ferry to the most amazing walking festival in the southern hemisphere. Experience the beauty and quirkiness that is Waiheke Island! Choose from 40 free guided walks over nine days. For more details visit: Proudly sponsored by

For more information on The Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust visit Page 11

Delightful. Diverse. Waiheke Island.


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AS THE DAYS GET SHORTER AND THE NIGHTS GET COLDER, MOST OF US FEEL A LITTLE ‘BLAH’... Ask any health professional how to ‘shake them winter blues’ and they’ll recommend a to-do list. Follow this prescription for Waiheke magic and fresh sea air and it won’t fail to lift your spirits! 1. EXERCISE: The island is19kms in length of coastal beauty trimmed by golden sandy shorelines, fragrant bush walks as well as conservation trails offering walkers many opportunities to explore. Getting out and about on foot is one of the best ways to get a real feel for the island and will allow you to discover much of what makes Waiheke so special. 2. SOCIALISE: Bring a friend...or three. Make a date with friends or family lucky enough to live on Waiheke Island. Enjoying the expedition with people special to you can only enhance the memories. 3. EAT A HEALTHY DIET: From haute cuisine to mouth-watering comfort food (healthy for the soul) discover a variety of food from vineyard ` Fish and chips on the eateries to village cafes. beach or fine dining in award-winning restaurants. You choose. 4. TAKE ALCOHOL IN MODERATION: Board a Fullers Taste of Waiheke or Wine on Waiheke tour with like-minded winter shakers! You’ll need to book in advance but it’ll be well worth it. 5. TREAT YOURSELF: Buy something local. The island has always attracted talented free-spirited artisans who create and exhibit on the island. Painters, ceramacists, sculptors and jewellery makers are just a few of the working artists whose craft can be found in the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, studios, gift stores and the Ostend weekend market.

6. EMBRACE THE SEASON: Outdoor activities will help you to connect with the environment. Wild on Waiheke is just one of the many companies offering an engag ing range of fun activities especially suited for groups. The venue is on a vineyard with laser clay shooting, archery and the gentler sports of beer and wine tasting as well as a cafe` for comfort. Better still, book a Fullers Taste of Waiheke tour and it’s one of the major stops! 7. GET SOME VITAMIN D: So it’s winter... but being outdoors during winter is essential! With a Fullers All Day Bus pass you’ll be able to visit the beaches of Onetangi or Oneroa and stretch your legs or take a mid-winter dip! The stroll and the fresh sea air will help nicely with the final item on the to-do list.... 8. GET MORE SLEEP! A nice euphoria will descend on you as you relax on the ferry ride back to the city. It’s not uncommon to gently nod off during the 40 minute journey.

Left: Photo courtesy of Coast Marine Bean ™ XL Outdoor Beanbags.


So much fun drinking wine with my momma !

During my mom’s visit we went out to Waiheke Island, a well known wine and olive oil region, so my mom and I signed ourselves up for a half day wine tour! e u e u S We took a 40 minute ferry ride, which was fun all in itself, and met our tour mS mmoom onnonawnitdh guide at the Waiheke port. We hopped on the bus and off we went! This was tour ShSahnann guide Brian, he was the best! Seriously, if anyone is going to Waiheke and planning a wine tour I recommend this guy; full of information about the island, super friendly and knew how to time the tour to avoid the rain! First stop, Mudbrick Vineyard... gorgeous! It had beautiful gardens and overlooked the Hauraki Gulf. After tasting several different wines and exploring the gardens we headed to vineyard number two, The Goldie Room... cute and charming, along with great views. Something cool about The Goldie Room: 10 years ago they donated some of their property Tour guide Brian to University of Auckland. Students who are studying Wine Making can go and study there, and stay while doing an internship. I’ve never even heard of wine making as a Major! Where was that at UNI?? Somehow I don’t think Dan or Sue would approve..Maybe they would? Anyways, after a few nibbles we headed to the third and final stop, Te Whau. Te Whau was a very modern and sleek vineyard and had great views of the island. After a few samples and a quick look around it was time to say good bye to our friend Brian. What a great day! So much fun drinking wine with my momma… Cheers Sue! - Shannon.

“One of the most achingly beautiful places a vineyard has taken root” WINE INTERNATIONAL

Multiple award-winning restaurant offering fresh NZ cuisine and a superior wine list including Te Whau 5-star wines. 218 Te Whau Drive, Waiheke Island 09 372 7191. See website for details & winter hours



Combine your ferry travel to Waiheke with our 1½ hour scenic tour of the island, plus unlimited bus travel for the rest of the day. Make the most of a day trip to Waiheke, with flexible and cost effective transport, while you see the island's best sights.

Enjoy a day of wine and olive tasting at 3 vineyards and an olive grove, plus have the chance to indulge in locally produced foods such as mouth watering preserves and world class olive oils. The tour also includes a light lunch at awardwinning Stonyridge Vineyard.

A deluxe vineyard tour combining world-class wine against the backdrop of stunning island views. You'll be taken by luxury coach to enjoy premium tastings at 3 of Waiheke’s finest vineyards. Tour includes return ferry trip and All Day Bus Pass for your use.


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Explore the Hauraki Gulf WINTER SPECIAL

COROMANDEL • Return cruise in a day, or spend




a few days in the region. DAY RETURN • Accommodation to suit all budgets. • Bus shuttle service to Coromandel Town meets the ferry. from • Tour options available with Orapiu Coromandel Adventures.


Two hour scenic cruise from Auckland and 55 minutes from Waiheke.

Timetable & Offer 23 April – 18 Oct 2012 Departs Auckland: 8.45am Sat & Sun, Fri 6pm. Departs Waiheke (Orapiu): 9.50am Sat & Sun. Departs Coromandel: 4.30pm Sat & Sun; 1pm Fri.




• Day trips, weekends, weddings, ADULT SAME DAY RETURN events & corporate meetings. • Award-winning exhibition centre island’s history as a Salvation Army alcohol addiction centre. from Self-guided Discovery Trail: Orapiu • Beautiful beaches, walking trails and heritage buildings. • Boutique accommodation holiday homes.


75 minute cruise from Auckland and 10 minutes from Waiheke.

Timetable & Offer 23 April – 18 Oct 2012 Departs Auckland: 8.45am on Sat & Sun. Departs Waiheke (Orapiu): 9.50am on Sat & Sun. Departs Rotoroa: 5.15pm on Sat & Sun. OFFERS VALID UNTIL 18 OCTOBER 2012 (incl)

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LUNCH | DINNER | WINE TASTING | WINE BAR & BISTRO | FUNCTIONS Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant is one of Waiheke Island’s success stories. Back in 1992, owners Nicholas and Robyn were looking for a new challenge away from accountant roles in the city and purchased a lifestyle block on Church Bay Road. Twenty years on, the vineyard and restaurant are one of the island’s best, producing award-winning wine and superb food using some of New Zealand’s finest ingredients; all in a stunning coastal vineyard setting.

‘Pure indulgence.’

Best view of Auckland at dinner. Food is amazing. Wine is even better. Favourite place to dine when the tasman sea is crossed! 29/04/12 Trip Advisor

Pure Gold Medal and Trophy winner, Air New Zealand 2011Wine Awards: 2010 Mudbrick Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon +64 9 372 9050 Church Bay Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke.


Fullers quarterly e4 winter magazine  
Fullers quarterly e4 winter magazine