Mount Eden Walk (Self Guided), Auckland

City life is great fun, but sometimes you will feel the need to get away from the crowded, busy streets and get closer to Nature. This is no problem in Auckland as it boasts a splendid volcanic field and the highest volcano is Mount Eden. Not far from the city center, this extinct volcano is easy to climb and at the top you will get stunning views down over the city, the volcanic field and the sea. It is a beautiful spot to take a picnic and spend the day lazing around, taking exceptional photos and discovering the local wild plants. Although it is a popular tourist spot, the area seems quieter and calmer than anywhere else in Auckland and it is a great place to unwind and re-charge your energy!

Check out Mount Eden Village, which has some great souvenir shops and a lot of restaurants and bars, most of which cater for children. Don’t miss a visit to the exquisite Eden Gardens nestled on the side of the mountain. This delightful park was once a grubby abandoned quarry and is now a memorial garden where you can stroll through alleys bordered by hundreds of specimens of Camellias, bromeliads and hibiscus and sit in the shade of huge conifers, drinking in the heady odor of thousands of flowers. It is the perfect way to end a relaxing day.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Mount Eden Walk Map

Guide Name: Mount Eden Walk
Guide Location: New Zealand » Auckland
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: Linda

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