Mount Eden, Auckland

4.7
#2 of 55 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. See Mount Eden and all Auckland has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland online trip itinerary planner .
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  • When the weather is clear, you have a beautiful view of the city from the edge of this volcanic crater. For the imaging it is good to also visit the Department of Geology in the Auckland Museum. There you will find information about a new volcano that is likely to develop beneath the bay. To reassure: The cone only comes over a few thousand years above water...
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  • I really like this place wich is quite close to town and give a very different view of town from a little bit of nature in town. It is not so hard to walk to the top and the way is very appreciable. Y...  more »
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