Mangere Mountain seen from Ambury Regional Park.
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Location||North Island, New Zealand|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Auckland volcanic field|
Mangere Mountain (also Mangere Domain, for the park) is one of the largest volcanic cones in the Auckland Volcanic Field, with a peak 106 metres above sea level, and was the site of a major pā. Many of the pā's earthworks are still very evident. It offers spectacular panoramic views of Auckland.
The mountain features two large craters. The volcano has a wide crater with a lava dome near its centre, a feature shared by no other volcano in Auckland. The volcano last erupted approximately 18,000 years ago.
The mountain is one of the largest and best preserved of Auckland's volcanic cones. Much of the archaeological environment on the mountain remains, such as kumara pits, garden terraces, walled garden mounds and stone boundary walls.
Near the mountain to the southwest is Mangere Lagoon.
Mangere Mountain's central lava dome, one of the best-preserved examples in the Auckland Region.
Pahoehoe type lava flow from Mangere Mountain at nearby Ambury Regional Park.
One of many small lava caves in lava flows from Mangere Mountain, at Ambury Regional Park.
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