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Otuataua Stonefields – Auckland

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This is one of the city’s last volcanic areas where you can see the large-scale stonework and earthwork remains that show how people once lived and worked. The 100-hectare area was established to protect and preserve the archaeological remains of the communities that thrived on this land for hundreds of years. MORE

Mt Eden – Auckland

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Maungawhau or Mount Eden is the highest volcano in Auckland city at 196 metres high. Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of Auckland and its harbours from the summit. One significant feature is a large, well-preserved crater, some 50 metres deep, contained within the summit cone. MORE

Michael Joseph Savage Memorial

Takaparawhau, also known as Whenua Rangatira, covers 49 hectares of harbour-edge land high above Tamaki Drive. A key feature is the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, a tribute to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the Welfare State. The park offers panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour. It is adjacent to the Ngati Whatua papakainga. MORE

Mangemangeroa Reserve – Auckland

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Walks
From the main entrance carpark, pathways lead through pasture to the main walkway. The walkway can also be accessed from the end of Sandspit Road, Pohutukawa Ave, Hayley’s Lane and Point View Drive. The walkway passes by a waterfall, mature and regenerating native bush, freshwater creeks and boardwalks over mangroves and mudflats. The walk includes steps and some short steep sections. MORE

Hampton Park – Auckland

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This heritage site under restoration is not open to the public but there are guided ranger walk and talks. Situated on one of the last volcanic cones rising above the industrial roofs of East Tamaki, the park and neighbouring church land make up the remaining 13ha of a 160ha farm established by Reverend Gideon Smales in the late 1850s. MORE