Mangere Mountain Education Centre
Te Whare Akoranga o Te Pane o Mataoho' - Mangere Mountain Education Trust
Mangere Mountain Education Centre takes groups for an LEOTC experience on one of the best preserved volcanic cones in Auckland, Mangere Mountain.
The Centre's programmes include Guided walks on the mountain and/or Practical Workshops that include Maori garden toolmaking, the use of Maori medicinal plants, and traditional Maori gardening practices.
The centre’s programmes are bicultural and have links to social science, science, technology and the arts curricula.
The mountain provides a window into the mysteries of our past, having been occupied by tangata whenua for centuries. Many of the archaeological remains, such as kumara pits, terraces and garden mounds are more than 500 years old and give an insight into reading our landscape. Students are given opportunities to explore these remains, the unique geology of this volcano and hear the stories of the past.
From the summit, sprawling views of a modern Tamaki Makaurau inspire images of voyaging waka and prolific gardens allowing concepts to take on a new meaning such as; mana, whakapapa, kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga, and taonga.
Visitors leave with a greater appreciation of the changing way people interact with their environment and each other, and having taken a glimpse beyond the mountain’s surface, have gained a deeper sense of place.
PO Box 59099 Mangere Bridge, Manukau City
100 Coronation Rd, Mangere Bridge, Manukau
Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Free Guided tours: Schools: $3.00 / child. Tourist Groups: $10.00/person Workshops: Schools: $4.00/child. Tourist Groups: $10.00/person