One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), Auckland Central

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One of the many small, dormant volcanic cones that lie through the city, One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) features an urban park with giant trees, wide avenues, plenty of trails to explore, and a viewing platform on the top of the hill. Visit the astronomical observatory or wander around looking at the sheep and cattle. Walk up to the top to see the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell, marked by an obelisk facing a bronze statue of a Māori warrior. At the information center learn about the geologic and human history of the hill through interactive exhibits, and pick up maps for the volcanic and archeological trails. No camping is allowed on site, but you can bring along a snack and choose a picnic spot or use one of the many free barbecue sets. Add One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) and other attractions to your Auckland Central trip itinerary using our Auckland Central trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • October 7, 2017
    One Tree Hill is a polarising place for many people. Even U2, the Irish rock band wrote a song about it, dedicated to their stage hand, a Maori gentleman who formed a bond with the group who got himse...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    This is located in central Auckland so is close to most attractions. It is an easy drive to the top (although parking is limited) with 360 degree views of Auckland and surrounds.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Family holiday to NZ with party of 5 (3 children, 8 and under) Despite the age of the kids, everyone enjoyed the picturesque walk through cultivated fields, past grazing sheep with their young lambkin...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    A very historic place to visit. The view on top is superb with a 360 view of Auckland. Getting up is a bit tricky if you have a car. Better park it at the lower parking level and walk up on top of the hill. It's not at wide on top as I expected but the view is amazing.
  • January 14, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit, drove up till the summit where there is an obelisk. Perfect place to get a splendid view of the city.
  • May 3, 2017
    Beautiful views! Worth a visit!
  • March 12, 2017
    Beautiful park - a nice place to relax. A drive inside the @cornwall park.
  • March 24, 2017
    Great place to go for a jog and be able to get away from the hustle and bustle while still being in town.

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