One of the larger scoria cones in the Auckland volcanic field, Mt. Eden (196 meters) has three craters with extensive ... More
One of the larger scoria cones in the Auckland volcanic field, Mt. Eden (196 meters) has three craters with extensive storage, defensive and habitation earthen remains. Known by Maori as Maungawhau, or hill of the whau tree, Mt. Eden is the principal trig station for Auckland surveys. Accessible by both road and path, Mt Eden offers extensive views out over Auckland into the Hauraki Gulf and beyond. Tourists can have a bus drop them off at the mountain or they can take a 10 to 15-minute stroll from the train station. Nearby is the Government House where the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's annual Summer Matinee Concert takes place.
The old pump house, which pumped water from Western Springs to early Auckland residents, is the focal point of this
fascinating museum. The museum houses a magnificent working Beam Engine (one of only three in the world) and numerous ...
At 260 meters (850 feet), Rangitoto is Auckland's largest and youngest volcano. It last erupted 600 years ago and is
covered in regenerating bush, (including some extensive Pohutukawa forests), and barren lava flows. Views from the summit are exquisite ...
The Waitakere Ranges provide Auckland's western backdrop. Formed by volcanic eruptions 20 million years ago, the ranges were once clothed
in giant kauri trees. Now covered with regenerating native bush, the area is important as a catchment for Auckland's ...