One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), Auckland

(4.6/5 based on 850+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Great views! Experience sheep! And a beautiful park completes our visit! The rise is slightly exhausting. But heck Yes also be, if you can get a great free views over Auckland.
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  • Drive to the small car park near the top if you don't want a gentle but steep walk up ( not suitable for the less able ) but the views over Auckland and the surrounding areas are spectacular . 
  • awesome views of Auckland and its surrounds. Take a picnic because the park surrounding one tree hill is huge , lots to see and do. great for a bit of exercise if you want to walk/run up, otherwise yo...  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.