Mount Eden is recognised as being one of the few remaining genuine
villages in greater Auckland’s area, only moments from the city’s
centre. Mount Eden has retained a boutique feel as one of Auckland’s
most established and prestigious suburbs, renowned for its tree
lined streets, old historic villas and a wonderful variety of
specialized shops to browse and enjoy.
Cafes and Restaurants
There is an excellent choice of restaurants and cafes moments
walk away in Eden Village including the award winning Molten,
the delightful Bowmans
and the ever popular Eden
Cloakroom bar and De
Post Belgian style pub. The local cuisine on offer includes
Thai, Japanese, European, Indian and French.
If you are interested in art, nkb
is a boutique gallery in the hub of Mt Eden Village, with a
passion for high quality New Zealand artwork whilst Mt Eden
Picture Framers offer sculpture and other media works.
Out Bookstore is renowned for its excellent and eclectic
range of books and CDs.
Village Winery is an independent specialist shop where you
will find a great selection of New Zealand wines, whiskeys and
Mt Eden itself overlooks the Village and is a short walk or
drive to the summit where there is an excellent view of Auckland
city, the harbour and surrounding suburbs.
On the side of Mount Eden, in an old quarry site are Eden Gardens
which in the five acres the gardens cover is the largest collection
of camellias in the Southern Hemisphere. Eden Gardens have a
very pleasant café in delightful surroundings.
The Auckland Museum is situated close by in the Auckland Domain,
while the Auckland Art Gallery is located in the City Centre.
Just up the hill is the Auckland SkyCity Tower and Casino.
The viaduct is stunning in the summer, with lots of great cafes
and people watching. From here you can catch a ferry to a number
of the islands for day trips (see
below). Around the harbour is Kelly Tarlton's Underwater
World and Mission Bay is a great spot to spend an afternoon
at the beach.
The Auckland Zoo and Museum of Transport & Technology is
towards the west and you have miles of coast line and beaches
over the North Shore as well as the very quaint and fashionable
village of Devonport.
Christine and Antony are happy to provide more detail on what
is going on in the city and how to make the most of your visit
to Auckland. Also visit aucklandcity.govt.nz
for more info.
Harbour and Gulf Ferry Trips
Fullers Ferries run regular ferry trips to the historic Devonport
(10 minute trip), Rangitoto Island (25 minutes) and to Waiheke
Island (45-50 minutes), the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf. They
make excellent day trips, featuring excellent walks, great beaches
and cafes. Waiheke Island is also renowned for its vineyards
Eden Park, Home of New Zealand rugby and cricket is only a 15
minute walk away. The redeveloped Eden Park will have a seating
capacity of 60,000 people and will be the venue for the 2011
Rugby World Cup Final and other games. See edenpark.co.nz
for upcoming events.
The inner city attractions of Downtown Auckland and the Viaduct
are a minutes away by car or by bus. Buses run from Eden Village
into both the city centre sites and Viaduct harbour and Newmarket,
Auckland heart of shopping. Each journey would take 15 mins
Eden Villa Bed and Breakfast
16 Poronui Street, Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone/fax: 0064-9-630 1165 Mobile:
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