Mt. Eden Park, Auckland


Mt. Eden Park in Auckland is made from an impressive former volcano crater and offers a great view over the whole area. It’s perfectly safe to visit as it’s already a dormant volcano – you can either enjoy a nice walk uphill or take a car if you’re being lazy but once you get to the top, you’ll quickly realize that all the effort is well worth it.

Auckland is a very big city, but has also a lot of parks and green areas to relax and enjoy nature. Some of these parks are inside the city (like Albert Park or Western Park) but if you go a bit outside the city (5km south to be precise) you should really make a little walk to the Mt. Eden Park.

Mt. Eden and its former volcano is the highest natural point in the whole Auckland area and is 196m above sea level. The most impressive thing to see, is the crater of the volcano which is 50m deep. Don’t worry, this volcano isn’t active anymore (the last eruption was 15,000 years ago) and there’s no danger in visiting it.

Of course, once you’re there, you can enjoy the views in every direction of the Auckland isthmus and relax after the 20mn walk up to the hill. If you’re lazy, you can go up by car, but it’s much more interesting to walk. If the weather is clear, it’s a great opportunity to shoot with different cameras, and that’s what I did with my Horizon and Diana F+ :)

Enjoy the galleries!

Diana F+ Gallery
Horizon Gallery

written by vicuna on 2010-12-19 #places #mountain #park #nature #view #green #panorama #volcano #location #city #travel-destination #travel-tips


  1. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    #3 in the diana gallery is a great shot of the crater :)

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    So nice !!! N°7 in the Diana gallery really shows the contrast... A volcano in the city ! Waahhh : )

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks guys! :)

  4. dyluzo
    dyluzo ·

    I love New Zealand ! It is my favorite country in the world ! Auckland is amazing !

  5. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    Great shots, I love the first one, I walk there occasionally. The park is in Mount Eden, but its actual name is Cornwall Park.

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @adam_g2000: thanks for the comment and the precision about the name of the park :)

  7. jonobridge
    jonobridge ·

    Pt chev beach is another great location,found these stone steps leading to the beach they must be built in the 40s

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