a pic a day (day 45)

tourist buses looked miniscule compared to the 50m deep crater of 196m mount eden, a dormant volcano and the highest natural point in auckland isthmus. the cinder cone shaped hill is a sacred site for the maori tribes who named it maungawhau, meaning “mountain of the whau tree”. the hill, situated 5 km from the city centre also gives a 360° panoramic views of auckland city and suburbs. morning june 2010.

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