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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mt. Eden (Maungawhau) Auckland, New Zealand

I visited New Zealand's North Island in the month of February.  In Auckland, my friend Nancy and I stayed at the Eden Villa Bed and Breakfast which was located in the Mt.Eden district.  Mt. Eden is the highest volcanic cone in Auckland and from the top you can see the entire isthmus and both harbours of Auckland.  The Waitemata Harbour is to the east and the Manukau Harbour is to the west.  The crater is 50m deep and is known as Te Ipu Kai a Mataaho (the Food Bowl of Mataaho, the god of things hidden in the ground.)  It was very windy on top of Mt. Eden which made it very difficult to hike.  Sand was blowing into our face, hair and eyes so hiking was out of the question.

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