One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), Auckland
(4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
One of the many small, dormant volcanic cones that lie through the city, One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) features an urban park with giant trees, wide avenues, plenty of trails to explore, and a viewing platform on the top of the hill. Visit the astronomical observatory or wander around looking at the sheep and cattle. Walk up to the top to see the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell, marked by an obelisk facing a bronze statue of a Māori warrior. At the information center learn about the geologic and human history of the hill through interactive exhibits, and pick up maps for the volcanic and archeological trails. No camping is allowed on site, but you can bring along a snack and choose a picnic spot or use one of the many free barbecue sets. To visit One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) on your holiday in Auckland, and find out what else Auckland has to offer, use our Auckland itinerary planner.
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  • What can i say? NZ with vast greens, kids friendly and we had a picnic in the rain! Great place to relax and blend in with nature 
  • On our second day in New Zealand, we visited the one tree Hill. There is a bus stop directly before. It is a beautiful park - green hills and everywhere there are free-range sheep & Hasen; and old trees. So, if one imagines New Zealand. The Obelisk from affords a great view of the city!
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  • well there is no tree on one tree hill, maybe they moved the tree somewhere else but hey, the view is great from up here. You can see Auckland in almost 360degrees. Cool place to take some 360degree p...  more »
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  • Great place for a walk. Child friendly. Public toilets available. Archery club in weekends. Chickens, sheeps and cattle in various fields. Good point to see Auckland from top of hill.
  • A little busy, but a great place for a picnic! Lots to explore and tonnes of hiking trails of varying levels. The playground was quite packed but looked like a lot of fun. The stardome here was also interesting. Limited parking opportunities. Great views of Auckland from the top of One Tree Hill though!
  • Great tourist attraction. Wonderful view of Auckland from the top of the hill
  • Excellent place to visit with family amazing views , cattle field , sheeps field and one tree hill a historic place with great views of Auckland city.
  • Simply a must visit place. And definitely a place to take visitors. Awesome views, good access (even for those struggling with mobility ), and historically significant. Even better in spring when the flowers are blooming.