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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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  • My wife's cousin took us up here on the last day of our trip for sunset. It was a great place to hang out and talk as she pointed out the different parts of the city. Highly recommended. 
  • It is only a short walk up to the top with a number of viewing points. Excellent views over various parts of the city and of course the dormant volcano 
  • If you find yourself in Auckland, this is a must to see! You simply cannot find a better place to take a picture of sky tower ;)