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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  • Philip P
    Herentals, Belgium1,416 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 28 July 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • MikeFo
    Brighton, United Kingdom1,060 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Graham C
    Bromborough, United Kingdom15 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 February 2024
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,523 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 February 2024
  • GC Professor
    Milledgeville, Georgia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view of Auckland and surrounding area
    After a very long flight, this was an excellent place to go to get the lay of the land and appreciate the beauty of Auckland from its highest point. The crater is beautiful and the boardwalks are very well done. A quick and spectacular walk.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 June 2024
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views Worth the Hike Up
    We got off the bus on Mt Eden Road and entered probably the least used entrance to Mount Eden. It wound around the base of the Mount and up a long stretch of stairs. We definitely got our steps in that day! All the effort was worth it when we reached the top and took in the 360 degree views of Auckland. Due to this being a sacred site, visitors were requested to walk on the designated path/boardwalk.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 June 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We got off the bus on Mt Eden Road and entered probably the least used entrance to Mount Eden. It wound around the base of the Mount and up a long stretch of stairs. We definitely got our steps in that day!

All the effort was worth it when we reached the top and took in the 360 degree views of Auckland.

Due to this being a sacred site, visitors were requested to walk on the designated path/boardwalk.
Written 9 June 2024
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GC Professor
Milledgeville, GA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
After a very long flight, this was an excellent place to go to get the lay of the land and appreciate the beauty of Auckland from its highest point. The crater is beautiful and the boardwalks are very well done. A quick and spectacular walk.
Written 6 June 2024
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LutheranLadySanDiego
San Diego1,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was our third place to hop off our bus, and I wasn't sure I was up to the climb. However, taking time for frequent rests on the way up, we were rewarded with a spectacular experience and view. So glad we did this!
Written 27 May 2024
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SKB2023
Whangarei, New Zealand65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
spectacular, the crater is as fascinating as when I first saw it as a kid . Amazing views all over Auckland
The cafe at the bottom had a great informative display to look at too
Written 27 April 2024
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Mt Eden is a very affluent suburb of Auckland dominated by the volcanic mountain named Maungawhau (Mt Eden)in Maori language. Alighting the bus was guided in the right direction and it was a steep inclined walk across a excellently paved road.Finally from the road there was a narrow wooded staircase leading up the mountain to the summit of Mt Maungawhau(Mt Eden) .Not a tiring walk considering the excellent ground condition and cool pleasant weather.Finally without any huffing or puffing reached the summit and at 196m(644 feet) tall, Maungawhau or Mount Eden is the highest volcano mountain in Auckland.From the summit it was spectacular views of the city and its harbours with my binoculars and entire city of Auckland is visible including Alexandra Race park and Eden Park famous for Cricket and Rugby.There is a large extinct bowl crater in the centre of the mountain which is 50 meters(160 ft) deep and is considered sacred by the Maori people.The bowl crater resembled a carpeted grass meadow and entry into this deep bowl crater is strictly forbidden.After inhaling fresh mountain air and just admiring the view from the summit decided to return back to the hostel
Written 22 April 2024
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Heather E
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The views were great and well worth the walk. Be sure to bring your hats and sunscreen as there is very little shade except towards the bottom.
Written 26 February 2024
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Tour41587119905
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
After after a long plane ride, we decided to start our New Zealand adventuring by buying Auckland Transit Hop cards ($25) at the ferry terminal vending machine and then taking the 27 bus from Britomart to the Tahaki Reserve stop (11 minutes). From the stop you can walk 15-20 minutes to the Mount Eden summit and see great views of the city, and an amazing sunset.
Written 13 February 2024
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
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.
Written 12 February 2024
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Graham C
Bromborough, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 9 February 2024
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DavidG897
London, UK2,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
After refreshments at the cafe, we ascended slowly to the summit taking a break at each of the stepout viewpoints. Essentially, it provides near 360 degree panoramic views
Written 21 January 2024
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