There are a variety of mountains in New Zealand, including Mount Wellington which is part of the Tamaki area.
Who named Mount Wellington?
Mt Wellington was named after a man called The Duke of Wellington, but we're not sure why. It hasn't erupted since 9,000 years ago.
What is the History of the Mountain?
The native Maori call Mount Wellington, Maugarei. The lava from 9,000 years is still around Mount Wellington, but it has dried now. Mount Wellington is also surrounded by Glen Innes, Panmure, Ellerslie and has the Tamaki river nearby.
We found out that Mount Wellington is a dormant volcano, we found out that it is a volcano by its large crater.
Mount Wellington is special to the Tamaki area because it is an icon in the Tamaki area and when people are on the mountain there is a beautiful view of Glen Innes and all the other places around the Tamaki cluster.
By Gloria and Greer