I had a big pash once at the bottom of that crater, at night you can see the top but they can't see the bottom!! As for banning cars, assuming you are fit and healthy, if you are to lazy to walk to the top you don't deserve the view.
(Sorry not in reply to anyone, I've foxed myself)
Here’s my ‘a view of Auckland you don’t see every day’.
Walked up with my son a few days after Christmas. Daughter flying back to Aus. brought us to Auckland and we wondered what we could do that we hadn’t done for a while. She wasn’t feeling 100% so sat in the shade with her dad while the lad and I followed the road – although soon worked out that it would be faster to get on the tracks that others were using.
I have been to Mt Eden once before, by car. I much preferred it without the vehicles.
How is this Sim-Auckland going?