Mt Eden Volcano Walk


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The Mt Eden walk is an easy 2k walk that will take you around 1 hour to complete.

Just 5 km from down town Auckland it’s the highest volcano in Auckland on Mt Eden. The last eruption was about 15,000 years ago, leaving a crater 50Mt deep. Walk to the top of Mt Eden Volcano, there you’ll get a 360° view of Auckland so long as the rain stays away. If you can’t be bothered walking up to the summit, then take the Auckland City 3 Hour Tour which includes Mt Eden.

If you enjoyed the view from Mt Eden, then you’ll totally love the amazing views from the top of the Sky Tower. If you’re the adventurous type then try the SkyWalk from the Sky Tower, that’ll knock your socks off! For the totally mad do the SkyJump off the Sky Tower!

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 2 km
  • Time needed: 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: One Way
  • Elevation: 196m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Stunning views from the summit of Mt Eden on this excellent short walk in Auckland

This walk up Mt Eden takes you along the road and smaller tracks to the summit and crater, check out the immense size of this volcano. It is possible to walk down into the crater, its just grass. Take a rest on one of the bench seats and look out across to Rangitoto Island. You’ll see the Auckland Harbour Bridge and amazing Sky Tower along with the full sky line of downtown Auckland city.

Point 2: Best short tours and sightseeing in Auckland

We’ve handpicked the best things to do in Auckland while you’re walking around the city. A visit to the Sky Tower is a must, you’ll get the best views of Auckland there. Or visit Hobbiton movie set for the day from Auckland, it’s an awesome short day tour. Take the fast ferry to the beautiful island of Waiheke, there are lots of great walking tracks here. Plus excellent wines and cafes to enjoy! Or just keep it simple and go to the Auckand zoo or the Auckland Museum in the domain or see the fish at Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium, all are great fun. You can book any of these below.

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Jucy Rentals are definitely the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try MightyBritz and Maui are very popular, they cater for small and really big campers.

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