The views of Auckland look spectacular.
It’s time to get out and about now that it’s springtime in good ol’ NZ. Thankfully, the opening of heavily-anticipated Maungawhau/Mount Eden Summit Boardwalk has coincided with just that. [Featured Image: Auckland Council].
The mountainous and volcanic spots have always made great locations for soaking in the view of this wonderful city, but now one of the very best spots has an upgrade. Maungawhau has always been a cracking spot for a hike, but now it’s received its new boardwalk for the views, its that bit better.
For over a year, the summit was closed off to the public, so the boardwalk could be built to preserve the ever-popular spot. And the results are wonderful. Unveiled in September, the new boardwalk runs around the summit while not disturbing any of the ancient monuments that date back to the year 1200.
It has an all-new viewing platform at the summit so you can stand over the city like a king or queen upon reaching the top of the mountain.
Paul Majurey, Chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, said: “Maungawhau is a waahi tapu—a sacred place of immense historical, cultural and spiritual significance to the Mana Whenua iwi/hapū of Tāmaki Makaurau. It is also geologically important and is highly valued by the many communities that have a connection with this special place. Maungawhau is a taonga in every sense of the word.”
Remember, the visitor centre remains on site, as well as the Whau Cafe, known for serving up wonderful and unique Maori dishes.