Mount Eden

Mount Eden is a suburb of Central Auckland, New Zealand, situated 4 kilometres south of the Central Business District. The suburb is home to Auckland’s highest natural point, Mt Eden, at 196 metres above sea level, which naturally provides some of the finest 360-degree views of Auckland City. 

The hub of all shopping and business activities in Mount Eden’s village is Mt Eden Lane, between Oaklands Road and Grange Road.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Mount Eden had a population of 14,697 with 4,959 households.

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

Maungawhau is a Māori-language word that means ‘mountain of a whau tree.’ Mt Eden is one of the most iconic volcanic cones in the Auckland region and provides spectacular views of the city and the harbour. 

The summit of Mount Eden is 196 metres above sea level. You can see many of Auckland’s famous attractions on a clear day, including the Sky Tower, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Waitakere Ranges and the Rangitoto Island. 

Local Schools

Mount Eden Normal School and Ficino School are primary schools, and Auckland Normal is an intermediate school serving Mount Eden’s community.

Several prestigious secondary schools are situated in and around Mt Eden, including St Peter’s College, Epsom Girls Grammar School and Auckland Grammar School, and the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus.


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