Cornwall Park - One Tree Hill (Mungakiekie)

Greenlane Road
One Tree Hill, Auckland
As Maungakiekie, One Tree Hill was fortified and cultivated by the Maori inhabitants of Tamaki-makau-rau (the Auckland isthmus). One Tree Hill was occupied from the fifteenth century until about 1730, when it was abandoned after local tribes were defeated in battle.

The obelisk on the hill was raised by John Logan Campbell, the Father of Auckland, to demonstrate his respect for the Maori race. Campbell’s grave is also on the summit, but the landmark tree succumbed after being attacked in a political gesture. Their evidence of stone-age occupation in the middle of a modern city makes Auckland’s volcanic cones of exceptional historic interest.

Acacia Cottage, Auckland's oldest surviving building, is open to visitors. There is a visitor centre.

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To get here by bus put Cornwall Park as your destination in the Auckland Travel Planner.

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