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Mount Eden, Auckland

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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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. Using our world travel planner, Auckland attractions like Mount Eden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice Park in Auckland. An easy hike that offers beautiful views of the city. Great playground at the base. The route up has an easy path alongside the road or you can hike the hillside which is a bit ...  read more »
  • If you want a panoramic view of Auckland city, Mount Eden is your best spot. The only problem is you have to walk to reach the summit, but once you are their you don't want to come dawn, as the views ...  read more »
  • About 20' from CBD, accessible by bus or walking( not to the summit). Very peaceful place, good for relaxing 
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