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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  • The Ballad is very easy and very fun to do if you are visiting Auckland. D top view to see all Auckland. Get there in 20 minutes, to do!
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  • You cant drive up here any more but it is a nice easy walk to the summit. It can easily be done at a leisurely pace in approx 15mins. Upon reaching to top its great to look down into the now green col...  more »
  • Mt Eden is an easy to access site that contains a number of great things. First is the wonderful view of Auckland, 360 Degrees. Second is the old Caldera now long extinct. Third and probably the most ...  more »

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As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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