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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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  • I visited the Mount Eden summit couple times. The first one was in 2014 which still allowed by driving to the summit. In 2015 I ran through the Mt. Eden track and in 2016 I hiked to the top. You shoul...  more »
  • It was a great surprise. Life on Auckand 360 is beautiful but the area is really well kept and the view of the crater in foreground with Auckland in the background it is just beautiful. Short rise.
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  • One use to be able to drive up the top of this volcano with an awesome view of Auckland. Apparently because of the wear and tear of the area one now cannot drive to the car park. You park further down...  more »