McLennan Hills

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McLennan Hills (also Te Aponga o Tainui) is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field. It was a group of cratered scoria mounds up to 45 m high, before it was quarried away. A 1940 aerial photo (in Searle's book) shows a crater around 100 m wide, one around 50 m wide, and 2 or 3 smaller craters. The photo also shows terracing on the hills' slopes consistent with it being the site of a . The former quarry site was used for greenhouses before being redeveloped for housing.


  • City of Volcanoes: A geology of Auckland - Searle, Ernest J.; revised by Mayhill, R.D.; Longman Paul, 1981. First published 1964. ISBN 0-582-71784-1.

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Coordinates: 36°55′45″S 174°50′47″E / 36.929208°S 174.846468°E / -36.929208; 174.846468