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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