In the heart of Auckland, a short little hike provides impressive views of the city. Mount Eden is an ancient volcano that last erupted 15,000 years ago. A crater was left at a whopping fifty metres deep; you'll walk the perimeter of the crater on the hike but cannot enter it as it is delicate landscape.
While the hike itself is very easy and very accessible, we enjoyed it for the great skyline of Auckland - the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, is very visible!
MOUNT EDEN HIKE DETAILS
Length: 1/2 hour return
Directions: park at Puhi Huia Road and then follow the road all the way up to the summit. The summit used to be open for vehicles, now it's for pedestrians only so the track is actually an old road.
Bathrooms: yes, at the parking lot
Public Transit: yes, check out this detailed map for info!