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 producing spectacular landforms such as these bluffs near Whāngārei.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Geography', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7513/limestone-formations (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015