Mount Wellington, New Zealand

Mount Wellington, New Zealand
Mt Wellington
Basic information
Local authority Auckland
Train station(s) Panmure Train Station
North Ellerslie, St. John's Park
East Tamaki River, Pakuranga
South Westfield
West Penrose
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Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Location Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Range Auckland Volcanic Field
Coordinates 36°55′S 174°49′E / 36.917°S 174.817°E / -36.917; 174.817
First ascent Unknown
Easiest route Hike

Mount Wellington is a peak and a suburb in Auckland City, New Zealand


The volcano

Mount Wellington is a 137 metre volcanic peak located in the Auckland volcanic field of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the youngest onshore volcano of the Auckland volcanic field, having been formed by an eruption around 10,000 years ago. It is the largest of Auckland's scoria cones.[1]Mt Wellington is not expected to erupt again.

The suburb

The suburb surrounding the peak is also called Mount Wellington, and is located 10 kilometres southeast of the city centre. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Tamaki, Panmure, Penrose, and Ellerslie, and by the Tamaki River. State secondary schools serving the area include St Peter's College and Selwyn College.

History of Mount Wellington

Named by colonists after the Duke of Wellington, the native Māori people called it Maungarei and used it for centuries as a or hill fort.

Mount Wellington rises beyond the redeveloped quarry to its north

Much of the old lava flow surrounding the mountain has been quarried for industrial aggregates, and the large quarry to the north of the mountain produced 7% of New Zealand's roading aggregate.[1] The quarry has now closed and is being redeveloped for housing. The volcanic scoria cone is of the greatest geological and archaeological interest however.


  • Bailey Road School is a state, coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a roll of 418 and a decile rating of 3.[2]
  • Stanhope Road School is a state, coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a roll of 495 and a decile rating of 4. It was established in 1958.[3]
  • Sylvia Park School is a state, coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a roll of 248 and a decile rating of 2.[4]

See also


  • Volcanoes of Auckland: The Essential guide - Hayward, B.W., Murdoch, G., Maitland, G.; Auckland University Press, 2011.

External links

Coordinates: 36°53′31″S 174°50′48″E / 36.891909°S 174.846554°E / -36.891909; 174.846554

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