Location

Rata Road walkwayRata Cottage is just one minute’s walk from beautiful Cheltenham beach, and less than five minutes drive from Devonport, one of the gems of Auckland’s North Shore. Cheltenham beach boasts a long stretch of gorgeous white sand, perfect for that early morning or evening walk, and is a safe tidal beach. It has a boat launch, and numerous inviting picnic spots set back from the beach.

Cheltenham beachCheltenham Beach is only a 15 to 20 minute walk from the ferry terminal in Devonport, and downtown Auckland can be reached via a 10 minute ferry ride, or 20 minutes by car.

Devonport itself is a historic seaside village and has a charming and relaxed ambience. Its unique heritage and quaint village atmosphere includes a wonderful range of unique specialty shops, cafés and restaurants.

Devonport ferry crossing

Devonport Ferry

One of the most easy and relaxing ways to enjoy Auckland’s beautiful harbour is taking the ferry from Devonport into the city. The ferries depart every 30 minutes and the journey only takes 15 minutes. You can go into the city for the day and have a look around, take in some shopping, and then take the ferry from Quay Street back to Devonport.

Devonport Ferry Schedule and tickets

Devonport Ferry

Directions to Rata Cottage from Auckland Airport

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Directions to Auckland Airport from Rata Cottage

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