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 a massively discounted private 2 hour city tour on an electric Tuk Tuk, 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 (tickets normally $32, now only $25). If you’re the adventurous type then try (a discounted) AJ Hacket Bungy SkyWalk, that’ll knock your socks off! For the totally mad do the AJ Hackett Bungy from the Sky Tower!

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Mt Eden, Auckland, 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

Summary points about this walk

Points of interest along the walk​

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.

Best short tours and sightseeing in Auckland

We’ve handpicked the best things to do in Auckland while you’re walking around the city along with being the absolute cheapest price available. Get discounted skip the queue tickets on your visit to the Sky Tower, you’ll get the best views of Auckland there.

Or visit the Hobbiton movie set on a small group tour for the day from Auckland, it’s an awesome short day tour.

Take the fast ferry to the beautiful island of Waiheke with an open return ticket, there are lots of great walking tracks here. If you go at an off-peak time you’ll save around $15. 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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