Mt Eden (Maungawhau) is one of the most prominent volcanic cones remaining in the Auckland region.
Erupting about 15,000 years ago from three overlapping scoria cones, it formed a huge scoria mound with a central crater from the last eruption. Lava flowed out from the base of the mound, and in some places the lava is more than 60 metres thick.
Maungawhau was a significant fortified pā, large enough to provide refuge for several hundred people. Extensive earthworks modified the steep upper slopes of the cone.
MT EDEN (MAUNGAWHAU) (STOP III)
Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024
Access: Limited wheelchair access
Toilets: Toilet facilities are not available
Blue Loop Buses depart this stop: Summer (every 30 minutes) 10:50am – 3:50pm.
Blue Loop Buses depart this stop: Winter (every 60 minutes) 10:50am – 2:50pm.