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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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  • You would get a wonderful view of the city from here. Down the hill are a couple of cafes.sp go for a nice breakfast or brunch and then burn off the sugar with a walk on Mount Eden.  more »
  • Mt Eden on the top feels like the garden of Eden. The wind was cool, light and lovely and the views across was spectacular even though it was during the day. There wasn't too many people about and tha...  more »
  • Able to see views of Auckland, it is so beautiful. Is one very beautiful port view point, be sure to come. Craters larger than it seems, is very special. Weather well said shooting a lot of beautiful pictures.
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