Mount Eden

Mount Eden area is named after the nearby extinct volcano Mount Eden, known by Maori as Maungawhau, the hill of the Whau tree. Peaceful now, its multiple eruptions took place some 60,000 years ago. From the summit of the crater you’ll take in 360 degree views of the city of Auckland, its two harbours and multiple islands.

Mt Eden

the terracing on Mt Eden dates from the time of the Maori fortified village or pa which occupied its slopes until the eighteenth century from about 1000AD. Volcanic ash and rock had given way to the wonderfully fertile volcanic soil which characterises Mt Eden today, and for many hundreds of years Maori cultivated gardens on or near the volcano. Kumara (sweet potato) storage pits are still clearly visible. Eventually the mountain was abandoned after years of inter-tribal warfare, and sold to the settlers who began to arrive in the 1840s. By the end of World War 1, Mt Eden was a part of Auckland city.

From Eden Villa to the summit of Mt Eden is about a 20 minute energetic walk where you’ll take in panoramic views of Auckland city and our double harbours.  There are a number of walking paths, and many places for a relaxed picnic.

Eden Gardens, on the Eastern slopes of Mt Eden in a former quarry, is well worth a visit but especially in winter and spring when the extensive collection of magnolias, camellias, cherries and daphnes are flowering.

Eden Village

Mount Eden is recognised as being one of the few remaining genuine villages in the greater Auckland 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 specialised shops to browse and enjoy.

Cafes and Restaurants
There is an excellent choice of restaurants and cafes only about two minutes walk away in Eden Village including long term regulars Molten, and De Post Belgian style pub. The local cuisine on offer includes Thai, Japanese, European, Indian and French. Visit Zomato for more on the options.

For art lovers, nkb is a boutique gallery in the hub of Mt Eden Village offering high quality New Zealand artwork whilst Mt Eden Picture Framers offer sculpture and other media works.

Time Out Bookstore is renowned for its excellent and eclectic range of books and CDs.

The Village Winery is an independent specialist shop where you will find a great selection of New Zealand wines, whiskeys and spirits.

Eden Park

Eden Park
For the sports fan, Eden Park is only a 15 minute walk away. The redeveloped Eden Park has a seating capacity of 60,000 and will be the venue for two test matches during the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour. See edenpark.co.nz for upcoming events.