On Mt Eden's eastern slopes, and 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 al fresco garden. Either way enjoy a grown up but relaxed...
Under the volcano’s shadow, Molten oozes neighbourhood charm and erupts with flavour. The consistently excellent menu takes advantage of...
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 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.
Drive to the top or join the fitness freaks jogging or trudging up. Tour buses are banned from the summit, but shuttles will transport infirm passengers to the top from the car park on the lower slopes.