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  One Tree Hill Lookout
by balhannah

One Tree Hill Lookout was excellent!

Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill is 183 metre volcano that has three craters and a lava field that extends to the Manukau shoreline. It is an important memorial place for both Maori and other New Zealanders.
The Maori name Maungakiekie means "mountain of the kiekie vine", also as "totara" that stands alone". In the early 1700s, it was home to the Te Wai Hua tribe and probably other Maori tribes in the Auckland area.

One Tree Hill Domain and Cornwall Park are located next to each other. The highest point of the hill is topped with a single pine tree (replacing the original native Totara), a monument, and the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell, the 'founding father' of Auckland City.

Its grassy slopes and gardens are popular with picnickers as it has BBQs, Pergola, Playground, Skate park, Picnic benches, Toilets, Drinking fountains, Flying fox and walkways, let's not forget the wonderful views of Auckland and its harbours.

The summit gate is open daily from 7am-8.30pm in summer and 7am-7pm in winter, aligning with daylight savings. You can walk up when the gates are closed.

8.2km drive from Downtown Auckland

From Downtown Auckland, take State Highway 1 south and exit at 432 for Market Road. Merge onto Mount Hobson Road, turning right onto Market Road and continue straight onto Campbell Crescent. Turn left onto Manukau Road.

Entrance gates are off Manukau Road at Royal Oak, Greenlane West and Campbell Road.

Bus - Visit the Maxx website or phone 09 366 6400.

Address: 670 Manukau Road, Epsom

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2016
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