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The Ōtāhuhu Mt Richmond maunga erupted approximately 30,000 years ago, creating several small scoria cones within an 800-meter-diameter explosion crater. Over the years, the moat between the scoria rings became a swamp and filled with peat, now the site of sports fields. The scoria cones were quarried, and much of the northern part of the tuff ring has been flattened for industrial subdivisions.
In 1912, an elaborate tall water tower was erected on the tihi (summit), tapping the natural water supply in a shallow well in the scoria of the crater. This water source was abandoned in 1953, and the tower was torn down in 1961.
Today, Ōtāhuhu Mt Richmond is renowned for its recreational amenities and sports fields. The main playing fields are home to the Ōtāhuhu Rovers Rugby League Football Club.
Location Te wāhi
671 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount WellingtonPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
The closest train station is Ōtāhuhu Station, which is about a 20-minute walk from the Maunga. For those driving, there is parking available near the sports fields on Portage Road.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Visit the Ōtāhuhu Shopping Centre, which is located nearby for some delicious kai.