The Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutū are the remnants of an enormous volcano – the oldest in Taranaki. British explorer James Cook named the islands, which are the source of the mineral taranakite. Since 1991 they have been part of a protected marine park.
Listen to a Roadside Story about the islands. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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