Kōrero: Volcanic Plateau places

Kaimanawa Mountains

Kaimanawa Mountains

The North Island main ranges abut directly on the Taupō Volcanic Zone. These are the Kaimanawa Mountains, seen from the Desert Road. Their slopes disappear abruptly beneath mudflows (lahars) and tephra from the central volcanoes. In the foreground is classic volcanic-zone vegetation – mānuka, tussocks and a few beech trees.

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Kāingaroa to Kaimanawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15078/kaimanawa-mountains (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015