One Tree Hill Domain
Also known as Maungakiekie.
- 670 Manukau Road, Epsom
- 8.2km - 13 minute drive from Downtown Auckland
If you want to ramble through wide green spaces, One Tree Hill Domain and the neighbouring Cornwall Park form the largest area of parkland in Auckland City. The pastoral Cornwall Park, grazed by sheep and cattle, gives you the impression you are in the countryside.
Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill is Auckland’s largest and intact volcanic cone excluding Rangitoto and you get extensive city views from the summit. The 183 metre volcano has three craters and a lava field that extends to the Manukau shoreline.
The area was the largest and most intensively settled pa in Auckland, and was the centre of the Maori occupation during the 18th century when tribes of the region were united under the paramount chief Kiwi Tamaki. It is also associated with many of Auckland's influential figures including Sir George Grey and Sir John Logan Campbell who is buried on the summit.
How to get there
From Downtown Auckland, take State Highway 1 south and exit at 432 for Market Road. Merge onto Mount Hobson Road, turning right onto Market Road and continue straight onto Campbell Crescent. Turn left onto Manukau Road.
There are entries to One Tree Hill Domain and Cornwall Park off Manukau Road at Royal Oak, Greenlane West and Campbell Road.
Get directions with Google Maps.
Visit the Maxx website or phone 09 366 6400.
The summit gate is open daily from 7am-8.30pm in summer and 7am-7pm in winter, aligning with daylight savings.
Amenities and activities
As you walk around, enjoy the wizened olive groves, avenues of oaks and a kauri plantation.