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.
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 ...
Clean public toilets and a large shady picnic area add to this well designed outdoor playground. Children of all ages
are able to explore the sandpits, slides, swings and climbing frames. There is also a roundabout sure to make ...
Stretching from the cliffs overlooking Maori Bay and the Gannet Colony north to Kaipara Head, Muriwai Beach with its fine
black sand is popular with surfers, families, surfcasters and dune buggies. You can drive all the way north, some ...
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