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Mt Eden

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  • Day36

    Devonport und Wynyard Quartier

    March 15, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Fährfahrt nach Devenport um dort den Mt. Victoria zu besteigen. Schöne Aussicht auf AKL und der Habour-Bridge. Danach noch etwas in der neuen Hafen-City (Wynyard Quartier) und Queen Street gebummelt.
    Danach mit Uber zurück zur Unterkunft.
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  • Day35

    Auckland - last exit

    March 14, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Heute morgen noch kurz im Kauri-Wald gehalten und den Chefbaum bei Tageslicht mitgenommen(achtet bitte auf die kleine Kordula auf dem Foto als Grössenvergleich).
    Dann letzte Ausfahrt Auckland....Auto abgegeben und die Stadt erkundet. Unser kleines Hotel liegt im Stadtteil Eden in der Nähe von einem alten Vulkankegel.
    Noch 2x Schlafen und dann geht's Heim😉😀
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  • Day103

    Mount Eden

    January 2, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute waren wir auf dem Mount Eden. Das ist einer der ca 50 Vulkane auf denen Auckland gebaut ist. Man hatte eine schöne Sicht auf die Stadt bis zu Meer.
    Abends mussten wir dann unsere Taschen Flug-fertig machen, da es morgen nach San Francisco geht 🛫Read more

  • Day217

    Die beste Pizza seit langem!!

    March 8 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nach dem anstrengenden und langen letzten Abend, bleiben wir heute LANGE im Bett liegen.
    Gefrühstückt wird erst um 14:00. Damit wir von dem Tag wenigstens noch ein bisschen etwas haben, machen wir uns anschließend auf den Weg zu dem Vulkankrater Mount Eden. Mit einer tollen Aussicht, über die Skyline von Auckland, spielen wir noch ein paar Kartenspiele und machen uns anschließend wieder auf die Suche nach etwas zu essen.
    Zufällig entdecken wir schließlich ein sehr verlockend aussehendes Pizzalokal. Da gute Pizzen in Neuseeland sehr rar sind, probieren wir unser Glück: Die BESTE Pizza, die ich seit langem hatte!!!
    Für jeden der nach einer guten, italienischen Pizza sucht: Umu Pizza in Auckland, nur zu empfehlen!
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  • Day54

    Mount Eden

    February 2 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Volcanos...there is something about volcanoes that we like... NZ is full of volcanoes, and just around Auckland, there are 48 of them. We will have fun here!

    Mt. Eden is Auckland’s highest volcanic cone (196m) and the crater is 50m deep. To us it looks like a smaller, yet deeper, version of the volcanic crater we walked up to in Chacala. The walk here was easier as the trails are used a lot by the people who live here, as well as the many visitors who come to see the view.

    And the views were amazing. We had asked someone in the grocery store about the views from the Tower and he told us that the views from Mt. Eden were better, and it was free. We could stand in one spot and do a 360 degree turn around and see for miles and miles. It was great.

    An interesting fact - In the late 19th century, much of one side of the mountain was quarried to build some of Auckland’s earliest homes, prisons and other structures in the region, as well as the platform at the top the peak. The laborers were mostly Maori men and prisoners, but one was a royal elephant.

    Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, was about to finish his 1870s tour of the Royal Navy in Auckland. When passing through Nepal, the prince was given a three-year-old elephant by Sir Jung Bahadoor. Alfred named the elephant Tom, and took him along to New Zealand, much to the delight of Auckland residents who had most likely never seen such a creature before.

    Over the course of the prince’s stay the elephant was kept in the royal barracks. But his strength and size weren’t put to waste. While on board the ship from Sri Lanka to New Zealand, Tom carried 300 tons of coal across the vessel, much to the delight of the sailors. He was put to similar work on Mt. Eden’s platform, hauling heavy basalt up the mountainside. The royal pachyderm was rewarded for his labor with candy and beer.
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  • Day220

    The calm after the storm

    April 14, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Well, the storm has now passed and it missed Auckland. Some places further East were hit and there has been some flooding, power outages and landslides but thankfully the storm has now moved out towards the sea and is losing strength, so the worst is over. Here, we've had a day of t-shirt weather, cloudy on and off and with a few showers. Auckland is situated at latitude 36.8 degrees South, so it is on the equivalent latitude to places like Sicily and Las Vegas in the Northern hemisphere; hence it has more of a Mediterranean climate.

    This morning we went to Mount Eden, the highest hill in Auckland and we walked up it and got some great views out across the city. The hill is a volcano (currently dormant) and, although it is covered in grass, it has a large and obvious crater in the middle - pretty cool to see. There was also a great monument at the top that showed the distances from here to various places in NZ and across the world - London is just about the furthest city listed, 18,339km (approx., 11,400 miles).

    After a tasty pub lunch, we went to MOTAT, the Museum Of Transport And Technology. There, we got to see some old transport including trams, info on Antarctic expedition and some 19th Century houses & shops. They also had some craft stuff on for Easter, so Solana (and, if we're honest, me & Laura too!) enjoyed making Easter baskets and puppets. Tomorrow we return our trusty rental car and we're back to public transport and foot power.
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  • Day33

    Mount Eden, Auckland City

    August 20, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Trotz einigen Regenschauern machten wir heute einen Ausflug zum Mount Eden, einem kleinen Berg mitten in der Stadt. Oben angekommen, hat man einen Blick über ganz Auckland. Den häufigen Regen und Wind, der uns zwischendurch überkam sind wir mittlerweile schon gewohnt. Anschließend machten wir noch einen Abstecher zum Hafen in Devonport und spazierten am Strand entlang.

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    Mount Eden, Auckland City

    Today we visited Mount Eden, a small mountain in the centre of the city. On top of the mountain we had a great view of the whole city of Auckland. We are already used to the windy and rainy weather, which passed us through in the meantime. Afterwards we drove to the harbour of Devonport and walked along the beach.
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  • Day34

    Day 34/72: another day in Auckland

    November 30, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We woke up to our whale watching trip having been cancelled due to the weather, which was drizzly and windy and cloudy- probably fair enough to cancel the trip. We spent the morning sat with the person on the travel desk at the hostel discussing what we could do around New Zealand- some very exciting activities planned now!

    For lunch we got bacon and cheese pancakes from a Korean pancake stall- absolutely incredible, and ate them in the park. We window shopped for a bit along the expensive highstreet, and thought about buying jumpers and hoodies, as we aren't packed particularly well for rain and cold...

    We both got quite restless so decided to go for a run through the parks and up to Mount Eden- a dormant volcano just outside the city centre. The views were incredible, if slightly foggy.

    Auckland have a system kind of like Boris bikes in London where you can pick up an electric scooter and unlock it with an app and drop it off anywhere by the side of the road for the next person who comes across it, so instead of running all the way back home we hopped on 2 scooters and rode back down the hills.

    We went out for a nice pasta meal for dinner and finished the evening with tiramisu. Unfortunately when we got back to the hostel a girl decided to start throwing mattresses around and swearing at everyone because she didn't want a top bunk but it was the only one without someone sleeping in it... It was about 2 in the morning when a different guy came in and asked why she had put his bed on the floor, so she found another room!

    Looking forward to not being in a hostel tomorrow as we are picking up our campervan!
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  • Day3

    First (little) volcano - Mount Eden

    January 30 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Yeah, I am in New Zealand. Immigration was fairly easy. If I had realized on time, that, as a German, I could have used the automatic passport control, it would have been even faster. Baggage inspection was relatively quick and no control at all because of the corona virus. Showering at the hostel after such a long travel was a pleasure and helped to get a little over the tiredness. The weather is perfect, a bit cloudy though, but a very nice temperature between 25 and 30 degree centigrade. In the evening I went up Mount Eden, a dead volcano almost in the middle of Auckland. The view over the city is wonderful. Just came back into the hostel and am very tired now. Hopefully I can sleep well and adapt fast to the twelve hours of time difference🙃Read more

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