Mount Eden, Auckland Central

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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 Central has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland Central online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Walk of about half an hour to get on top of a crater of an extinct volcano sacred to New Zealanders with great views across Auckland!
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  • It is a hill located in Mt Eden is Auckland city. Route through the Mt Eden Skybus from airport. Around the mountains, has become a quiet residential area. I think is the best from the city is the mountain looks better. It is a symbol of existence!
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  • 10 minutes from the center of the city, we find this volcano dormant, a curious thing, with very good views of Auckland. Climb up to the top only walking or bicycling, I recommend comfortable shoes. It is not paid up.
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