Mount Eden, Auckland

#2 of 55 in Parks in Auckland
Must see · 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. Put Mount Eden and other Auckland attractions into our Auckland online trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • One of my favourite places in Auckland, so many memories of when my grandparents use to live in this area. Beautiful views from the top but a shame you cannot any longer drive to the top.  more »
  • With the closure of the road to the summit of this special Maunga the walk to to the top has become more peaceful. This is quite possibly the best free view of Tamaki Makaurau (196M). The addition of....  more »
  • My son took my wife and I here today. We had spectacular views in perfect weather. I was really impressed with the boardwalk with its screw piles to protect the perimeter of the volcanic cone...  more »

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