MOUNT EDEN

Mount Eden is a dormant volcano high up above Auckland.   

 In American-speak: 8,821 miles from New York. 

In American-speak: 8,821 miles from New York. 

It's good for a hike to the top for a bit of a workout and nice sunset views of the city. You might even find a fellow American up there who will be single serving friend for the afternoon, where you'll bond over the odd need to come to this funny little country that was never even mentioned in either of your 16 years of education.