On Mt Eden's rocky eastern slopes, this mature garden is noted for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
A marvellous Carpenter Gothic house (1862), sitting amid lush, landscaped grounds.
Grab a spot in the cosy leather banquettes or venture out the back to the garden. Either way enjoy a grown-up but relaxed ambience, a...
Under the volcano’s shadow, Molten oozes neighbourhood charm and erupts with flavour. The consistently excellent menu takes advantage of...
250 Mt Eden Rd · interesting places nearby
Mt Eden information
From the top of Auckland’s highest volcanic cone (196m) the entire isthmus and both harbours are laid bare. The symmetrical crater (50m deep) is known as Te Ipu Kai a Mataaho (the Food Bowl of Mataaho, the god of things hidden in the ground) and is considered highly tapu (sacred). Do not enter it, but feel free to explore the remainder of the mountain. The remains of pa terraces and food storage pits are clearly visible.
Until recently it was possible to drive right up to the summit but concerns over erosion have led to restricted vehicle access. Paths lead up the mountain from six different directions and the walk only takes around 10 minutes, depending on your fitness.