Māngere Mountain seen from Ambury Regional Park
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Auckland volcanic field|
Māngere Mountain in Māngere Domain is one of the largest volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field, with a peak 106 metres (348 ft) 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 has extensive panoramic views of Auckland from its location in the suburb of Māngere. It is also known as Te Pane a Mataaho.
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 Māngere 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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