One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), Auckland

4.6
#6 of 11 in Nature in Auckland
Volcano · Lookout
One of the many small, dormant volcanic cones that lie through the city, One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) features an urban park with giant trees, wide avenues, plenty of trails to explore, and a viewing platform on the top of the hill. Visit the astronomical observatory or wander around looking at the sheep and cattle. Walk up to the top to see the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell, marked by an obelisk facing a bronze statue of a Māori warrior. At the information center learn about the geologic and human history of the hill through interactive exhibits, and pick up maps for the volcanic and archeological trails. No camping is allowed on site, but you can bring along a snack and choose a picnic spot or use one of the many free barbecue sets. Add One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) and other attractions to your Auckland trip itinerary using our Auckland trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • One Tree Hill is a good place to visit anytime of the day. You can have the view of the city which looks so pleasant during night with the city lights. It's a challenging walk going up there but it...  more »
  • This volcanic cone is within walking distance of home so readily accessible, even during the current lockdown. Surrounded by parklands and an inner-city farm it is a good place to walk around and an....  more »
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  • The place is nice. You can no longer go inside with the car, I was frustrated as I was too tired to walk. I managed to find a nice small parking lot with a nice view of the top. If you are not in for a good walk, don't go there. But, I personally felt the place is highly meditative. Worth visiting.
  • If you are up for a considerably good walk and slightly steep climb, this a good place to consider. Auckland view at the top is astonishing - always makes me realise how lucky I am to be where I am ❤
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