The alpine Ahukawakawa swamp is in Egmont National Park, at an elevation of 920 metres. It was created by a lava extrusion known as the Dome, which, combined with a later debris flow, blocked the Stony River (Hangatahua). The swamp contains a wide range of plants that can survive at very low temperatures in acidic soils. Its outlet forms the 30-metre Bells Falls. This view from the Pouākai Range shows the Dome in the centre.
Using this item
Photograph by Jock Phillips
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.