Volcanoes


Northland includes the Kaikohe-Bay of Islands, Puhipuhi and Whangarei volcanic centres.

Scoria cone in the Kaikohe-Bay of Islands centre.

Scoria cone in the Kaikohe-Bay of Islands centre.

Volcanism began in the Northland area around 2.3 million years ago, with its most recent eruption between 1,300 - 1,800 years ago. The landscape features remnants of lava flows and cones.

Most Recent Eruption
When
around 1,300 - 1,800 years ago
Where
Te Puke, north-west of Paihia
Effects
Explosive activity with lava flows from four well-preserved scoria cones.