Story: Waikato places

Hinuera cliffs

Hinuera cliffs

Ignimbrite cliffs near the road between Lake Karāpiro and the settlements of Piarere and Hinuera mark the course of the Waikato River 20,000 years ago. The creamy-yellow rock is mined and sold as Hinuera stone, a building material.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Matamata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015