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Friday, May 28, 2010

skywatch: Mt Eden Volcano




http://skyley.blogspot.com/
This is the peak marker at the summit of Mount Eden (Maungawhau, the 'Mountain of the Whau tree' in Māori). Mt Eden is the name of a cinder cone and surrounding suburb in Auckland City, New Zealand. The Auckland volcanic field is comprised of monogenetic volcanoes. This means it is unlikely that Mt Eden or any of the existing volcanoes will erupt again.

The view is breathtaking, and almost all tourists to Auckland are taken to this 360 degrees panoramic display of the city. The wind is very strong and cold. It is best to bring a wind breaker in summer. Brides brave the cold to take their wedding photos.
The strong wind has replaced the hot erupting volcano.

We love it, and often park our car at the base and climb all the way up. It is also on the Coast to Coast city walk.

12 comments:

Mildred said...

That must be a terrific view! Thank you for sharing with us. Have a good weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Must be a wonderful view at the peak. Happy skywatching!

Carver said...

Beautiful spot. Sounds like a great place to visit.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

very interesting place,i w0uld l0ve to brave the c0ld to0 just to get there lol!thanks f0r sharing!

Regina said...

Great sky watch Ann.
Happy weekend.

J Bar said...

That's an interesting marker.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Al said...

Nice SWF shot. Now I want to see the view!

Ah Ngao said...

orrr... now then i know " kung Fu more than rice "
Ann, "hau sui tor ko char" means wasting saliva more than real action from words.

Dave said...

this is a fantastic shot, well done.

rainfield61 said...

It sounds very interestig to a hiker like me.

JOE TODD said...

Looks like a great place to visit and spend some time.

Lina Gustina said...

Hope I can visit there one day...

Thanks for dropping by, sorry for the late visit...