My husband and I have a few days in Auckland on our itinerary and we'd like to visit Mt. Eden. What is the best way to get there? I see that there is a train stop nearby. From what I gather, the train leaves from the CBD. We're staying at the City Lodge (150 Vincent St) which is not centrally located. Are there any buses from the City Lodge that run to Mt. Eden? We'd be find with departing from the hotel or the CBD.
Also, how long does it take to walk to the top of Mt. Eden? My husband insists we go there because he really enjoyed the views on his first trip to NZ. (This will be my first trip!) He was on the magic bus, so he didn't have to worry about the distance. We'll be hoofing it, so let me know if a taxi makes more sense.