Mount Victoria offers panoramic views of Auckland City, Rangitoto Island, the North Shore and the Hauraki Gulf. Starting at the top of the pretty seaside town of Devonport, the steep walk will take about 20 minutes to the summit. Alternatively, you can drive to the top where there is parking available.
Lake Pupuke is a heart-shaped freshwater lake occupying a volcanic explosion crater (or maar) between the suburbs of Takapuna and Milford on the North Shore. Separated from the sea by less than 200 m at one point, it has a circumference of about 4.5 km and reaches 57 m in depth.