Mount Eden
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A trip up the highest volcanic peak in mainland Auckland offers striking views of the downtown area and harbor.
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  • Sheila2309
    Yeovil, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An extinct volcano in the centre of the city
    The route up to the now grassy crater of the volcano is clearly marked and part of it is well maintained boardwalks. There are tremendous views of the city from the top and the crater itself, a sacred site, is interesting. We walked from Verandahs Hostel and found it to be well worth the walk. There is car parking at the foot of Mount Eden.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Philip P
    Herentals, Belgium1,413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb (windy) views over the region!
    The walk from the city centre to there, the tour on, at the top, back down and back to the hotel was a great experience (apart from the car that hit me driving through red light when I crossed the street having green...). The views at the top, not only to the surroundings but also into the crater of the volcano (yes, it is) are just stunning. Very clean, well-set up and maintained, ... A must-do!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Steve D
    Noumea, New Caledonia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Auckland's Majestic Mount Eden
    Our visit to Mount Eden in Auckland left us in awe. This dormant volcano, surrounded by lush greenery, offers panoramic views of the city and its twin craters. The sense of tranquility and the captivating scenery make it a must-visit spot. Don't forget your camera!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • MikeFo
    Brighton, United Kingdom1,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best views over the city
    Well worth the walk as in my opinion this place offers the best views of the city of any point we visited. You clearly see the downtown area in context of the suburbs and all the water around. You can see the green spaces, Eden park neighbouring islands and so much more, as well the volcano's crater itself.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Anne W
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cultural Māori history with vista views of Auckland
    I had been told that Mt Eden was just a crater and one could walk around it and view the skyline of Auckland. I surprisingly enjoyed and felt more connected to the Maori culture reading the fascinating billboard display in the Friend and Whau Cafe than the Auckland. Maybe because it was more succinct and precise and gave a history of the life of a Māori in Auckland. I loved the city vista views of Auckland despite it being a bit misty and just walking around the majestic crater was enjoyable for one that likes walking.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Graham C
    Bromborough, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views and less effort than expected
    First thing to say is that the walk to the summit was much shorter than I had imagined. Getting off the 27H bus at Tahaki Reserve at 10:30 and going up the ‘steeper’ route, with a stop at visitor centre, we were at the summit by 11:00. Second, the ‘steep’ route is not that arduous, even for 72 year old like myself, just some uphill walking and well-maintained steps. Certainly the views from the summit are worth the effort required and it is great to get away from the city centre without having to travel too far. We came down via the longer, more circuitous route and this provided an alternative perspective on the surroundings. Although less steep, if we had chosen to ascend by this route I think this would have proved more of a slog.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2024
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,290 contributions
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    Great views well worth going
    I was awake early (jet lag) so decided to walk from the port area to Mt Eden. It’s an easy route and took about an hour (and didn’t cost anything). I arrived c8am and there were a few folk there but not too busy. There is an amount of free car parking at the bottom of the mountain. The climb up was quite short and easy enough (take a break when you need to though). The views from the top were great - the downtown area and all around. Well worth the effort.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 12, 2024
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Elliott Y
Aspen, CO130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
The quick but rather steep walk (20min) up to the crater is 3/5 worth it. Does offer pretty views of auckland downtown and interesting look into a grassy crater. Should consider stopping by if in auckland but do not plan trips around it.
Written February 3, 2020
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walkersVancouver
Vancouver61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A nice hike up to the top, where the views are spectacular. It was a very windy day, so really bracing. They’re have closed some trails as they are building boardwalks, that will make the hike easier for more people. Had the best fruity ice cream on the way down.
Written February 12, 2020
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Scott Marks
Auckland Central, New Zealand361 contributions
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Feb 2020
Stunning views of the city and harbour. It's a nice walk up the summit road now that cars have been banned. Construction works starting Nov 2019 on the summit track will mean it's closed for about 8 months.
There's toilets about half-way up toward the summit if you follow the road on the eastern side. Otherwise the only toilets are at the road entrance to Mt Eden off Mt Eden Road, or at the playground on the northern side next to Normanby road.
Written May 25, 2020
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Silocaina
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our Friends came in a cruise ship, we have only hours to get to show the best of Auckland.
We took them to Mt. Eden because it's a perfect sightseeing of Auckland. Sky City, Rangitoto, Cornwell Park, Edens Park and more standing in an inactive volcano covered in a very bright grass. Very Impressive.
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Nuestros amigos llegaron a Auckland en un crucero. Solo tenían horas para ver lo mejor de Auckland.
Nosotros le llevamos a Mt. Eden para que vieran lo mas representativo de la ciudad y tuvieran la experiencia de estar en un volcano inactivo en Nueva Zelanda.
Written January 7, 2020
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Jenny J
Perth, Australia864 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Unfortunately, it was not a good weather day the only day we had to visit so the views were not like the pictures of others. On a good day it would be fantastic. It was still worth going as seeing the crater was interesting but if it is a bad day, try and rearrange your schedule to go on a better day. You could also not get to the topo the day we were there as it was fenced off with works being done (looks like they are going to make another boardwalk).
Written January 3, 2023
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,613 contributions
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Jul 2019
During my short visit to Auckland, my nieces brought me to this place which was accessible from the city. The drive up to Mt Eden was quite short and the viewing area on top of the mountain was not really that big. But this place would give you the best view of the city of Auckland. We were even surprised to see a rainbow when we were there.
Written June 3, 2020
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marlymar32
Laurel, MD102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Good place to see the sunrise or sunset. In the morning many people go for bike ride or run to the top of mount eden. If you want to get panaromic view of the Auckland city this is the place to go.
Written April 19, 2020
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Rabita S.
102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The climb from the parking area is not too long. There's a natural crater at the top which was interesting. The peak has a wide view of the city laid out underneath. If you haven't been to other mountain peaks with better views in New Zealand, this will be quite enjoyable. However, I wouldn't say it's a must see really.
Written January 11, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Mount Eden is an extinct volcano. It is the highest point on the isthmus, overlooking Auckland; you get a spectacular view, it is only 4 kms south of Auckland's CBD. Pacing enthusiasts may recall a champion horse named Mount Eden.
Written November 30, 2020
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AlexandBeth
Lymm, UK217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited on a particularly hot day, took the bus then found it difficult to find the access road to the summit. There is a distinct lack of directional information.
However we did eventually find the route up to the summit and the views are indeed exceptional.
It would have been nice to have some more historical information before the climb.
Saying that once we managed to find the way up, a remarkable experience!
Written January 27, 2020
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