Mount Eden, Auckland

4.7
#2 of 56 in Parks in Auckland
Reach Auckland's highest point with a hike to the top of Mount Eden, created by a dormant volcano that towers 196 m (643 ft) above sea level. Once you get to the top, take a break and enjoy dramatic full-circle views of the city below, its harbors, and the volcano's intact bowl-shaped crater. According to Maori legend, this 50 m (160 ft) deep crater was the home of Mataaho, a god who guarded secrets hidden in the earth. The moderate hike is manageable for people of most fitness levels as well as children. Pack a snack to enjoy at one of the picnic tables after your hike. Put Mount Eden and other Auckland attractions into our Auckland online trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Mount Eden is good for a quick but challenging walk. You can also have a good view of SkyTower here no wonder it is recommended as the best place to stay during NYE and watch the fireworks. Going up.....  more »
  • Accessible from the city. You have the view of the city with the see behind. At the top you can have the same view than the sky tower. You can drive there or walk, the walk is less than 30min.  more »

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