Perched on Auckland’s north shore, this little bayside village only plays the hits.

History, scenery and seafood: Devonport got the ratio right a century ago and stuck to its guns. Spend some time around the wharf and you’ll see what we mean. Traditional pubs sit on street corners while fish and chip shops send out golden-fried fisherman’s baskets for pier picnics. Sunny days bring beachgoers from all over to Devonport’s shores and hikers to the hills for extra-special Auckland city views.