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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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  • Nice place to do jogging in the morning or evening to see the sunrise or sunset. However there is nothing much around it. Would love to have a small coffee shop somewhere nearby. 
  • One of the best ways to see the city! Although a tall climb if you take the bike path it isn't a difficult walk. 
  • Staying at the base of Mt. Eden to start my trip may have been the best thing I could have done. It's a great, easy hike up and offers spectacular views of the entire city on a clear day from the top.