On Top of Mount Eden

On Top of Mount Eden

With an elevation of 196 metres, Mount Eden is the highest point of Auckland’s urban landscape (about the same height as the pergola of the Sky Tower – whose top reaches to 328 metres). It is a wonderful spot from which to get an overview of the sprawling expanse of Auckland, and tourist come by the busload.

The Maori name of the mountain is Maungawhau – Mountain of the Whau Tree. It is a volcanic cone, with a deep crater.

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