Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Inshore islands and coast, Coromandel

Inshore islands and coast, Coromandel

Whanganui Island, in the middle distance, lies on the northern side of Coromandel Harbour. The inshore islands are a by-product of glaciation. During the ice age tens of thousands of years ago sea levels were lower than at present; with the end of the ice age sea levels rose and coastal features became islands. The Moehau Range, 892 m at its highest point, is in the distance.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016