Auckland City is the part of the Auckland urban area covering the central isthmus and most of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

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As the sun melts slowly into the West, the best place to marvel at the true beauty of the Auckland isthmus is from the top of the City of Sails' highest volcano - Mangawhau. Make the most of that extra hour by taking a romantic ramble around this very famous cone and drinking in the views of New Zealand's largest metropolis. One of my favourite (and wonderfully classic Kiwi) date nights is to buy an excellent feed of fish and chips from The Ancient Mariner - http://www.localist.co.nz/l/nsidts - on Mt Eden Rd and then sit on the hill until the sun sets so you can watch the lights of the city come alive. This is where I went for my first date with my husband and 14 years later, we still come up here to reminisce about that day at the top of Mt Eden.

The best insider tip that I can give in my local is to take a walk up Mt Eden. My favourite time to go is at night because the city looks precious from up there. The long road is for taking it easy and the short road is steeper. Either way the view from the top is well worth the effort.

Love running up Mt Eden, all worth it with a great view of Auckland at the top. Also nice for a Sunday evening picnic dinner if you can get a space without too many people around.

When I'm feeling extra energised and really want to challenge myself I'll run to the top of Mount Eden, it's hard going but the sense of achievement and view from the top make it all worthwhile.

Beautiful spot to lose yourself and walk amongst the blooms

Take a hike or catch the shuttle bus up to the top of Auckland’s favourite mountain, and check out the rewarding view of the city of sails.

Went up here for an afternoon walk but you should know Mount Eden offers stunning views over the greater Auckland region. On a clear day you can see the Sky Tower, Harbour Bridge, Museum, Port, right down towards Manukau and of course Rangitoto.. We walked up the front of the Mountain from Almorah avenue up the million steps to a few nice park benches for a view of the city. Do not miss going up Mount Eden if you come to Auckland. Gates are open until late so an evening viewing is a good opportunity to see Auckland too.  Can be cold up here and windy so bring a jacket!

Has some nice walks, and excellent views. Great picnic spots too. 

Great place to drive up and take in the views of the city Mt Eden is a popular tourist vantage point during the day.  Head up on a sunny afternoon and soak in the surrounds or drive up on a clear night to see the stars and city lights