Kōrero: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Castle Rock (Motutere), 8.4 km south-east of Coromandel town, is a distinctive feature of the Coromandel landscape. Comprised of once molten rock (magma) from the heart of a volcano that solidified in its neck, it has survived while the surrounding rock has eroded away.

Using this item

GNS Science
Reference: 17291/10 H

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30358/castle-rock (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016