Story: Waterfalls

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

Many New Zealand waterfalls were created by the erosion of softer rock. At Rainbow Falls near Kerikeri, there is a hard basalt layer of rock beside softer mudstone. When water eroded the mudstone, these dramatic falls were created.

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Jock Phillips, 'Waterfalls - Causes of waterfalls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007