Tree Hill is one of Auckland's most recognisable landmarks
and from its summit you get 360-degree views of the city.
was formed up to 30,000 years ago and is one of several
inactive volcanos in the Auckland area. The others include
Mt Eden, Mt
Wellington and Rangitoto
within Cornwall Park, One Tree Hill has at its peak a large
obelisk that was erected early last century as a tribute
to the local Maori population. At the time it was feared
disease was about to wipe out the Maori.
its slopes are more than 170 man-made terraces that formed
parts of three old Maori forts or pas. These make up what
is believed to be the world's biggest pre-historic earth
Tree Hill has been public land since the 1840s and until
recently was topped with a single pine tree. This was attacked
and badly damaged by a political activist and was later
One Tree Hill offers Aucklanders and tourists a peaceful
place in which to walk, jog, picnic or just sit and relax
and enjoy some truly spectacular views.