Eden Terrace is a trendy inner city neighbourhood filled with handsome heritage buildings. It’s part of a district called Uptown, where you’ll find some of the city’s best small businesses. Sip espresso at third-wave cafes, shop at independent boutiques and dine at hip bars and restaurants.
Things to do in Eden Terrace
Eden Terrace is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Auckland and will charm you with its eclectic architecture. Admire the former Art Deco post office, enjoy a drink at the 19th-century Edinburgh Castle Hotel and marvel at the handsome red-brick façade of the Orange Coronation Ballroom.
From French bakeries and speciality bagel stores to seafood grills and Italian-style pizzerias, Eden Terrace is a prime foodie destination. Quench your thirst at Galbraith's Alehouse, a local institution that pours some of the tastiest craft beer in New Zealand.
The easy hike up Mt Eden rewards you with cinematic views over Auckland and its twin harbours. Peer into the 50-metre-deep volcanic crater and explore the boardwalks that wind along the summit. Find out more about the mountain and its Māori cultural heritage at the Maungawhau Visitor Experience Centre. The café serves delicious food coupled with spectacular views.
Take a break in the sprawling green lawns of Basque Park. The park moonlights as a venue for cultural events, including community markets, live music concerts and comedy shows.
Getting around Eden Terrace
Eden Terrace is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The neighbourhood is a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Auckland CBD. Mt Eden Station is a five-minute walk from the main shopping district and Auckland Airport is a 20-minute drive away.