Maungawhau Visitor Experience Centre

Kingsland & Mt Eden

Opened in late 2019, this excellent visitor centre showcases the geological and Māori cultural history of Maungawhau/Mt Eden. Highlights include an interesting 10-minute video about Auckland's volcanic field, and there's a good cafe with innovative brunch and lunch fare and fine views of the city's isthmus location.

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Nearby Kingsland & Mt Eden attractions

1. Mt Eden

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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…

2. Eden Garden

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On Mt Eden's rocky eastern slopes, this mature garden is noted for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.

3. Highwic

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A marvellous Carpenter Gothic house (1862), sitting amid lush, landscaped grounds.

4. Auckland Domain

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5. Wintergarden

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6. Auckland Museum

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This imposing neoclassical temple (1929), capped with an impressive copper-and-glass dome (2007), dominates the Auckland Domain and is a prominent part of…

7. Moses

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This reproduction of Michelangelo's Moses was made from marble from the same quarry as the original.

8. Kinder House

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Built of volcanic stone, this 1857 home displays the watercolours and memorabilia of the Reverend Dr John Kinder (1819–1903), headmaster of the Church of…