Story: Bay of Plenty places

Mayor Island

Mayor Island

The crater of Mayor Island (Tūhua) shows up clearly in this view from the east, with the Bay of Plenty coastline in the distance. The last eruption, around 7,000 years ago, left the crater with a rim breached nearly to sea level on the east side of the island (foreground).

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Inshore islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015