Story: Northland region

Limestone formations

Limestone formations

A sheet of limestone formed about 30–40 million years ago once covered the whole region. Today, only small amounts of limestone remain, often in spectacular landforms such as these bluffs near Whangārei.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Geography', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015