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Mangere Mountain Education Centre (MMEC)

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Address: 100 Coronation Road | Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
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+64 9-634 7305
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mangere Mountain has stood tall for over 18,000 years. This unique Geopark...

Mangere Mountain has stood tall for over 18,000 years. This unique Geopark close to the city takes you a world away. The site of an historic Maori settlement, it offers panoramic views over the city. It also gives an intriguing glimpse into the past. Join a guided walk. Encounter a unique volcanic lava dome, see traditional Maori gardens, learn about medicinal plants, try your hand at crafts.

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Gently powerful learning in a beautiful setting

A satisfying- and fun- experience for the family! Be sure to call ahead to arrange a guided tour- it greatly enriches your visit. Our extended clan- 4 adults and two children... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Minnelinjo
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

After very helpful and encouraging communication with the centre to arrange our visit, the day began full of hope and promise with a brisk walk up and around the mountain. After a brief lunch we continued with our workshops at the centre, but some kind of lethargy/distraction seemed to have taken over. Much of the workshops were the children watching... More 

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Thank Marieka86
Management response:

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your walk and that our communication with you to set up your visit was a great experience. I am grateful that you have taken the time to feed back so candidly about the workshop experiences and I apologise that for you, the experience fell short. I have... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A satisfying- and fun- experience for the family! Be sure to call ahead to arrange a guided tour- it greatly enriches your visit. Our extended clan- 4 adults and two children- spent a day at Mangere Mountain as part of a larger group summer holiday program. We all took away a better understanding of and emotional connection to the depth,... More 

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Thank Minnelinjo
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wow what a fantastic day at the Mangere Mountain Education Centre. My children and I were lucky to join one of their school holiday programmes, a full day of fun and educational activities suitable for all ages. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk up the mountain. The guides really brought the history to life for the children, and made the walk... More 

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Thank vmorris123
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Mangere Education Centre is friendly, welcoming and informative. The Mangere Mountain walk is wonderful too and great views of Manukau Harbour and 360 views of Auckland. From the moment I received the first email & pre-plan with the MANGERE MOUNTAIN EDUCATION Facilitators. They were helpful, open minded and friendly. It is important to plan together with the facilitators and... More 

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Thank TOKOLISI
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Mangere Mountain experience is truly a once in a life time opportunity to feel and see the best Auckland has to offer on both a cultural hands on experience and a mountain trekking experience. The host were very accommodating and the knowledge shared was very insightful. The full day experience was everything we were expecting and more.

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Thank David P
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

The mountains is stunning and the views are breathtaking. Our trip was topped off by the contact with the people who run the centre, who were so warm and welcoming, and the guide who was charming. It is still natural and unaffected by glossy tourist enterprise which is lovely.

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Thank Faye W
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had the most amazing time with the entire family. Staff are brilliant. Very knowledgeable with regards to both the volcanic history as well as with the Maori history of the Volcano. The hands-on workshops are unlike no other. Well worth visiting. Recommend to all.

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