One Tree Hill, New Zealand

For a city, Auckland, New Zealand is filled with waterfront and city parks, and in my view One Tree Hill Domain offers the best running opportunities right on your city doorstep. 

One Tree Hill is a massive park, gifted to the people of Auckland over 100 years ago and is best known by the 600 foot volcanic cone rising out of the centre of the park.

The park is a working farm that has plenty of very hard and soft trails running through mature trees, glades and open farmland, right in the middle of the city.

A must visit for any running tourist or trail runner masquerading as a businessman looking to blow out cobwebs after a long flight.