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  • Address: Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Set only three miles south of the Auckland city center, Mount Eden offers a view of the Auckland skyline unlike any other you’ll find in the city.

This 650 ft. extinct volcano is the city’s highest natural vantage point, and it’s a few miles closer to downtown Auckland than neighboring One Tree Hill. Heavily populated during ancient Maori times, the slopes of the mountain were largely abandoned at the time of European arrival. Today the area surrounding Mount Eden is one of Auckland’s most popular suburbs, and the village surrounding the base of the hill houses a burgeoning community of artists.

For those flying into the Auckland airport and providing their own transportation, Mount Eden is a popular stop while driving en route to the city. The 360-degree views from the summit allow visitors to get their bearings, and one of the best free activities you’ll find in Auckland is enjoying a Mount Eden sunset. There is a road as well as a trail which weave their way towards the summit, although any travelers who are visiting on a tour bus can only drive halfway to the top.

For those looking for a longer walk, Mount Eden can also be accessed as part of the coastal walkway. This 9.5-mile trail connects the Tasman coast at Manukau to the waters of Waitemata Harbor, and the summit of Mount Eden provides the best view of the city that is found along the trail.

Or, if bird watching and strolling through gardens seems like a more peaceful way to pass the day, the 5.5-acre Eden Garden lies below  the mountain’s summit. This award-winning garden offers native plant species and a host of native birds, and it’s a shining example of rural landscaping in the heart of the suburban surroundings.

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Auckland Volcanoes Half-Day Tour, Auckland, null
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Auckland Volcanoes Half-Day Tour

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A guided tour of Auckland's best volcanoes, with spectacular views from the craters and summits of Mt Wellington, Mangere Mountain, One Tree Hill, and Mt Eden.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.53
Private Tour: Auckland City and Countryside Tour, Auckland, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Auckland City and Countryside Tour

This private tour explores New Zealands most vibrant city, Auckland and learn why Auckland is famous by the name of “City of Sails”'. This tour ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $178.60
Cultural Walking Tour on Mount Eden, Auckland, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cultural Walking Tour on Mount Eden

Join this sensational 90-minute walking tour on the dormant volcano Maungawhau (Mount Eden). The highest geographical point in Auckland has much significance ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.21
Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert, Auckland, Cultural Tours
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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

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Taste the best of Auckland on a food tour with an expert guide who dishes on the city's freshest produce, wine, and seafood, among other tasty treats, during a ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $137.67
3-Hour Auckland Express Tour, Auckland, Food Tours
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3-Hour Auckland Express Tour

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Small-group personalized 3-hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries and best shopping to the many ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.79

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