Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Castle Rock (Motutere), 8.4 km south-east of Coromandel town, is a distinctive feature of the Coromandel landscape. Comprised of once molten rock (magma) from the heart of a volcano that solidified in its neck, it has survived while the surrounding rock has eroded away.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30358/castle-rock (accessed 20 November 2018)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016