Sadly, the eponymous pine tree at the summit had to be removed following several attacks on its 105-year-old trunk. Known by ... More
One Tree Hill
Sadly, the eponymous pine tree at the summit had to be removed following several attacks on its 105-year-old trunk. Known by Maori as Maungakiekie, or hill of the kiekie vine, One Tree Hill (elevation 183 meters, or 600 feet) is a 20,000-year-old scoria cone offering exquisite views over central Auckland and surrounding areas. Located in Cornwall Park, One Tree Hill was heavily fortified in Maori times and has the remains of extensive earthworks and terraces. The summit is accessible by car or walking track. Admission is free.
i love this place, not only for the history but also for its peace and calm. it is an extinct volcano and an old Maori fortified pa and a working farm 20 mins from Auckland's CBD. Added to that the views of both the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours are spectacular. visitors get an idea of the small peninsula on which Auckland is based.
a stall sells rush munroe ice cream, the best ice cream in NZ and the cafe is also delightful.