Time Required : 3 - 5 hours
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If New Zealand is on your bucket list, one of the places you cannot miss is Mount Eden, a suburb of Auckland in North Island. It is a place that strikes the right balance between culture and natural attractions. The best time to visit is between October to May in order to ensure pleasant weather and view when you are there.
This volcanic peak, also known as Maungawhau, is around 650 ft high. It has a 160 ft deep crater and is one of the most popular tourist sites. From the top, one can get a beautiful 360-degree view of the harbor below. Unfortunately, there aren't many transports available to the top. However, one can easily take a hike with comfortable shoes and a willingness to explore. It is merely a 2 -kilometer walk over 5.5 acres of grasslands filled with colorful plants, flowers, and waterfalls. It takes not more than an hour on foot to reach the point where one can see the entire isthmus as well as popular locations such as Auckland Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island and Sky Towers.