Tokatoka Peak, location of former Maori fortified post
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
S 36° 03.433 E 173° 58.500
59H E 767973 N 6005608
Quick Description: Tokatoka Peak is significant to local Maori history and mythology, and it means "rock upon rock".
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 10/31/2009 5:02:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM7JDE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member dragonsinger
Views: 6

Long Description:
Tokatoka Peak is an ancient volcanic plug (a rare phonomenon), very steep and rugged and and a prominent feature of the landscape. It is located on Tokatoka Road, off State Highway 12, 17 kilometres south of Dargaville.

Historically, there was a Maori fortified post on the peak, on the rocky protrusion called Te Puru, and was an important look-out site for the Ngati-Whatua tribe. (per website: (visit link)

There is an interesting newspaper article about this peak here: (visit link)

There is also a link to another publication about Tokatoka Peak here: (visit link)

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