It was worth $3 each to catch the bus to the Harbour where we wandered around in the sunshine & admired all the super yachts. We liked the idea of a trip round the harbour so tried to get on a cruise for the afternoon, but had to book one for the following morning as they were already full. As everyone knows, I love a bargain so I was really pleased that with the cruise tickets came free return ferry rides across to Devonport. A ferry was just leaving so we hopped on & sailed across to the lovely little seaside village. It's a pretty, quiet place with Colonial style Victorian houses overlooking the harbour. These are all protected by a preservation order to retain Auckland's heritage (KL please note!) We had a leisurely stroll along King Edward parade & sat for a while in a shady spot admiring the view across to downtown Auckland. Very peaceful! Devonport is one of the city's oldest suburbs. There are two volcanic cones - Mount Victoria & North Head. The latter guards the entrance to the harbour - it was made into an artillery battery in 1885 to defend the city from invasion. We eventually stirred ourselves & caught the ferry back across the harbour. By this time we were rather hungry so we went to 'The Crew Club' restaurant which has a rather pleasant outlook onto the boats moored in the harbour. There was so much food (home made burgers) that we couldn't finish! Our waitress was from Falmouth, Cornwall & working to fund her travels. By the time we'd finished eating we were beginning to wilt so found the bus stop & made our way back to Newmarket. The sun was still shining!