The Albert Parks is situated on a hill over the center of Auckland. Previously the park was used by the Albert Barracks, which originated from 1846 and were abandoned in 1871. There is still a gun in the parks, aiming on the harbor. Very nice park with many old trees.
The Auckland Domain is a large city park on an extinct volcanic cone. Preveously there was a small settlement of Maori, until the area was sold to the Britain in 1840. The tropical house of the conservatory was built for the "Auckland Exhibition" in 1913.
The beautiful volcanic island arose only about 650 years ago. On "Rangitoto Island" many red flowering "Pohutukawa trees" were planted. You can climb on top of the 260 m high volcanic cone or discover secluded beaches. Rangitoto Island is on the background of the picture, taken from Auckland "Sky Tower".
"Mount Eden" is with a hight of 196 m the highest volcano in Auckland. It was named after George Eden, the first Earl of Auckland. He was awarded with this title for his Afghanistan campaign in 1839. The city of Auckland was also named after him.