Meola Reef Te Tokoroa

Auckland’s longest lava flow (11km) from Te Kōpuke / Mt St. John volcano since 28,500-years covers 14 hectares with its two kilometer long tidal tongue basalt reef in the Waitematā Harbour
Meola Reef Te Tokoroa

Meola Reef

A half-day tour, experience the 2km-long tidal tongue lava reef
From $89

Ridge and Reef (Meola)

Experience the whole of Auckland’s longest lava flow (11km) from Te Kōpuke / Mt St. John volcano to the reef
From $179

Meola Ridge'nReef Overnight

Discover 28,500 years in the making; stay overnight in the urban jungle then ridge n’ reef
From $269

Meola Reef Te Tokoroa

Let us reconnect you with ancient ancestral wisdom using Meola Reef Te Tokoroa. We retune you with your environment and each other serving common goals. Everyone is enriched through our te reo Māori exposure and exploration of the compelling Tāmaki Makaurau history. We preserve the intrinsic balance of life for all living beings and kaupapa making reference to both deities Ranginui when you breathe his air and Papatuanuku when you walk her soils.

What is Meola Reef Te Tokoroa?

The name ‘Meola’ supposedly comes from a glacier in India where Allan Kerr Taylor was born and lived until the age of eight. The Kerr Taylor family lived in Mount Albert near the source of Meola Creek in the historic Alberton House. Te Tokoroa is ‘toka’ meaning ‘rock’ and ‘roa’ meaning ‘long’; long rock!. The place where the waters of Waititiko/Meola Creek (“water of the periwinkles”) and Waiorea/Motions Creek (“waters of the eel”) meet is known as Te Hononga o Ngā Wai, meaning the joining of waters.

 

Myths and legends of the Meola Reef

“Patupaiarehe (fairy people) lived in the darkness of Waitakere bush. One night – on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour – two opposing groups were doing battle. The weaker ones tried to escape by building a stone causeway”…”They laboured on unaware of the rising sun. The tree limbs sticking out of the lava flow of the reef, Te Toka Roa, are said to be the bones of the Patupaiarehe fairy people, petrified by the sun.”

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Meola Reef Te Tokoroa Credentials

STEPS
SNM are STEPS members.

St. Lukes Environmental Protection Society was incorporated in 2005 to protect and enhance the environment and amenities in the St Lukes area.

Manukau Harbour Restoration Society
SNM are Manukau Harbour Restoration Society members.

The Manukau Harbour Restoration Society (MHRS) was formed in 2011 by Auckland residents living around the harbour committed to improving the condition of the harbour and its environs.

SNM are National Wetland Trust members.

The National Wetland Trust (NWT) – is a non­profit organisation established in 1999 to increase the appreciation of wetlands and their values by all New Zealanders.

NZAEE
SNM are NZAEE members.

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) aims to represent a vibrant and  connected sector to ensure that environmental education for sustainability is part of every New  Zealander’s experience in order to build relationships between people and their environment.

Education Outdoors New Zealand
SNM are EONZ members.

EONZ is a national professional organisation leading, supporting & influencing education outside the classroom (EOTC) and education outdoors in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Child matters
SNM are trained in Child Protection.

Effecting change to prevent abuse and neglect. Child Matters works with all sectors including professionals, community organisations, families and whānau, to deliver training, provide advice regarding policy and procedures, and recommend resources regarding child protection issues.

Adventure Mark
SNM are externally audited in Adventurous Activities.

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