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Mount Eden, Auckland

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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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  • is there a fantastic panoramic view of Auckland. The mountain rises on the edge of an old (extinct) volcano. With the last few metres is possible only on foot. Because it is quite steep, it can be a challenge to. But the view compensated!
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  • Visited a number of mounts. great views. Had a lovely clear day with blue skies. A slight breeze kept the temperature down.  more »
  • We stayed at a hotel near the summit track and the first thing we did after checking in was to make the trek up the hill to see the views. Yes, you will huff and puff if you walk from the base as we d...  more »