One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), Auckland

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Volcano Landmark
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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  • Apart from the fact there is no longer a tree here thanks to Maori activists, this is a great spot to visit and see a good panoramic view of Auckland City. Worth the drive or walk up here.  more »
  • Easy access to site. Fabulous access by car. Plenty of parking. Great views from the top of the hill.  more »
  • Maungakiekie pronounced Mun ga kea kea, is Auckland Tallest Volcano and commands 360 degree view of Aucklands two harbours, The Waitemata and the Manukau. It also gives panoramic views of the Pacific ...  more »