Auckland Baptist Tramping Club


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Fifteen people spent the first afternoon of winter time doing a walk up North Head and Mt Victoria in Devonport on a fine calm day. We set out from outside the Deovnport Library at 2:15pm and walked along King Edward Parade to North Head before climbing up to the former navy buildings at the top.
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We went inside the old 1885 stone kitchen building to watch a 15 minute video of the history of the area, only to find the picture broke down halfway through. So we carried on and saw one of the old disappearing guns and a panoramic view of the Waitemata Harbour and the Auckland Isthmus.
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We dropped down through a narrow chasm to come out to the coast.
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From there we went around to Cheltenham and walked the length of the beach before turning inland to road bash to the Cambria Reserve.
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Then came the biggest climb, up Mt Victoria to be rewarded with panoramic views of the North Shore and Hauraki Gulf.
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We finished our walk at 4:25pm with coffee at the Corellis café in the Devonport village.
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DISTANCE:  7.2km
MAXIMUM SPEED: 8km/h
AVERAGE SPEED:  4.1km/h