Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Castle Rock (Motutere), 8 km south-east of Coromandel town, is a distinctive feature of the Coromandel landscape. Made up of 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, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016