Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Tikitapu and Lake Tarawera

Tikitapu and Lake Tarawera

Tikitapu (Blue Lake) lies in the foreground of this view. Mt Tarawera is at top left, with Lake Tarawera in front of it, and the Kāingaroa plateau in the distance. The lakes, mountain and plateau were all formed by recent volcanic activity.

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Reference: 1957/13
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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geology and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015