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Stewarts Cave

Stewarts Cave

Underneath the Auckland suburb of Three Kings is Stewarts Cave. It is named after the civil engineer James Stewart, who in the 1870s proved that parts of Auckland’s lava beds were cavernous. The caves were later mostly destroyed by quarrying.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Auckland volcanoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016