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Key Info

250 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden

Price & Hours

Free

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Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.6

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

One of the top attractions in Auckland, without question, is Mount Eden. This dormant volcano, which is completely covered with grass, offers some of the best views of downtown Auckland. It's also the highest natural point in Auckland.

Though views are sublime no matter what time of day you visit, for the best panoramas, travelers recommend visiting during sunrise or sunset. Also, wear comfortable shoes since you'll need to walk uphill to reach the attraction's summit.

Mount Eden sits less than 3 miles south of the city center and 4 miles northwest of Cornwall Park. The volcano is free to visit, and complimentary parking is available at the lower car park on Puhi Huia Road. The sight cannot be reached on foot from the CBD, but several buses stop within walking distance. The Mt Eden train station is also situated less than a mile away. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 or 8:30 p.m., depending on the season. On-site facilities include restrooms, a cafe, a playground and a garden. Find out more about Mount Eden by visiting the park's website.

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#1 Rangitoto Island

Situated just off the coast of central Auckland across from Devonport is Rangitoto Island, a volcanic island known for its superb hiking trails and panoramic views. Multiple trails are available for island exploration, including the popular Summit Track, which takes hikers through lava fields and the world's largest pohutukawa forest to the island's summit.

Prepare for stunning vistas and a steep, yet doable hike when visiting Rangitoto Island. If you're not keen on hiking, travelers recommend opting for Fullers' Volcanic Explorer Tour, which includes round-trip ferry transfers to and from downtown Auckland and a four-wheel drive road train tour of the island.

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