The beautiful thing about sunset is that no sunset is ever the same. I never find myself saying “Soften the orange, a bit on the right-hand”. I watch every sunset with awe as it unfolds and go down as beautiful and as perfect it can ever be. The good thing? Every sunset is a reset with a promise to come up again!

If you are in Auckland and love to experience this beauty, here are my top 4 places to watch the sunset.

1. Mount Eden, Auckland

 

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Mt Eden is the highest point in central Auckland offering spectacular 360 panoramic view of the city from the top. The walk is about 20-25 mins but it is worth all the time & effort. Mount Eden is technically a volcano and has a big, impressive crater. You can walk around the edge of the crater and see some of the best views of the city.

2. Devonport -Auckland

 

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Some people call this to be Auckland’s prettiest bayside village. It is just 12 minutes ferry from central Auckland and you are in a world away in a beautiful Devonport. It is rated one of the top spots to visit in Auckland because of the breathtaking sea & city views, stunning beaches, boutique shopping and café culture.

Walk to Mount Victoria lookout to spot one of the best sunsets you will ever see along with classic fish & chips from Riba fish & chips.

3. Kendall’s Bay -Auckland

 

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If you drive further along from Northcote Point, you’ll find Birkenhead. Here lies another hidden gem—Kendall’s Bay. It is located next to the Chelsea Sugar Works building, and there are a bunch of tracks covered in native bush. This place is secluded and you will definitely find your spot to catch the mesmerizing sunset.

4. Pigeon Mountain

 

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Pigeon Mountain in the suburb of Half Moon Bay yet another of Auckland’s volcanoes. It is called Pigeon Mountain because in early European times, native pigeons called ‘kereru‘ used to live here. You can walk up to the top of the summit to capture the stunning views.

Auckland is home to many beautiful spots and I keep discovering and looking out for such places. I hope you enjoy these spots and make sure to reset & relax while the sun goes down. Please do share your favorite spots. And lastly, I would say keep on hustling & dreaming because as they say “it’s almost impossible to watch sunset and not dream”. 😊

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