here's the photo story.
upon arrival cousin took us to nearby scenic places. first stop arataki visitor centre. this is the waitakare ranges with a reservoir, overlooking the bay.
an interesting sculpture watching over visitors at the arataki visitor centre.
mount eden, a dormant volcano, is the highest natural point in auckland. there are a few other smaller craters around it. it provides a great view of the city. see the two dots in the middle? one white and one blue, those are people that weren't suppose to be in there, but give a good scale of how big the crater is.
sky tower + auckland city view from mount eden.