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Mount Eden, Auckland

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Volcano Nature / Park
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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  • This is an excellent alternative to going up the Sky Tower. The walk to the top is not too onerous, and the view of the city and the harbour is totally worth it.  more »
  • A lovely walk up the mountain takes you to the top where one can enjoy breathtaking views of the Auckland skyline. Do wear proper walking shoes. The views are beautiful and the crater is lush and gree...  more »
  • The summit can be reached from many places around Mt Eden. There are some fantastic views of the city including the Skytower itself.  more »