Mangere Mountain


  • 17 Domain Road, Mangere
  • 13.8km - 20 minute drive from Downtown Auckland

One of the best preserved of Auckland's many volcanic cones. The volcano erupted about 18,000 years ago. The mountain is a place for solitude, recreation and exploration.


How to get there

From Downtown Auckland, from Queen Street, merge onto Upper Queen Street. Turn right onto Ian Mckinnon Drive. Continue onto Dominion Road. Merge onto the Southwestern Motorway/SH20 via the ramp to Manukau/Airport. Take exit 12 for Mahunga Drive. Turn right onto Rimu Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Coronation Road. Turn right onto Domain Road and take the 2nd left to stay on Domain Road.

Get directions with Google Maps.

Visit the Maxx website or phone 09 366 6400.


Opening hours 

The summit gate is open daily from 7am-8.30pm in summer and 7am-7pm in winter, aligning with daylight savings.


Amenities and activities

Dogs are permitted if they are on a leash.

Education centre
The Mangere Mountain Education Centre located on the eastern side of the Mountain, enables you to learn about the mountain and its people. There are guided walks and workshops. Its collection of artefacts and displays illustrate the volcanic formation of the mountain, and the life of its Maori inhabitants over the centuries since the first migrations from Hawaikii. It is run by a non-profit organisation administered by the Mangere Mountain Education Trust, and supported by Te Wai-o-Hua, Auckland City Council and the Department of Conservation. Visit the Mangere Mountain Education Centre website.

Picnic tables


Skate parks

Sports fields



Take a walk up Mangere Mountain. There is both a short route up and a longer route. Either way, you get spectacular views of the area, the coastline and Auckland. Looking out over the vista, you understand why the mountain was such a strategic stronghold for early Maori.

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