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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  • We drove most of the way and walked from the small car park just below the summit - it's quite steep but the view is magnificent. The top was quite windy and cold but the surrounding hillsides have ma...  more »
  • Set in the beautiful Cornwall Park. Either walk up to the top or drive up. Well worth the views of Auckland. A place Aucklander's take visitors to Auckland  more »
  • We decided to walk up from our motel which took us a while as it was a steep walk but it was worth it. My partner went ahead of me so I kept taking little stops but managed to get to the top. View was...  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.