Mangere Mountain seen from Ambury Regional Park
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Auckland volcanic field|
Mangere Mountain in Mangere Domain is one of the largest volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field, with a peak 106 metres above sea level. It was the site of a major pā (Māori fortified settlement) and many of the pā's earthworks are still obvious. It offers spectacular panoramic views of Auckland from its location in the suburb of Mangere.
The mountain is one of the largest and best preserved of Auckland's volcanic cones. Many archaeological features remain, including kumara pits, garden terraces, walled garden mounds and stone boundary walls.
Near the mountain to the southwest is Mangere Lagoon, filling another volcanic crater.
Pahoehoe 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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