Auckland: viewpoints (Mt Eden and Mt Victoria)

by | May 20, 2015 | International Travel, Travel

Many of the tourist guides tout Mt. Eden as a great view of Auckland, and an interesting way to see a volcano caldera. It’s a fairly easy drive up to a parking lot at the top, or you can park at the bottom and hike up. A nice enough view, but it didn’t have the photographic viewpoint we expected, and felt a bit overrated.

view of downtown from Mt Eden caldera

On our last morning we headed across the bay toward Devonport in search of a better city view, which we found in Stanley Bay Park and the top of Mount Victoria Reserve.

downtown view from Stanley Bay Park

downtown view from Mount Victoria Reserve

Obviously, it was sunnier on our second try but we both preferred the views looking south rather than north.

Tagged with: Auckland | North Island | NZ 2015

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