New Zealand Student Tours
in the zone
The Zone's main geographic
feature here is an ancient lave flow that arrived at the coast after
travelling about 25 km from its release point.
On its arrival inside flows
pushed into the cooling waters forming "pillow" formations we see today
We learn how this
material could travel so far, we explore the various "rivers' and see how
they have shaped the land and how they have been since buried by nature.
"Loess" and alluvial
deposits of greywacke from the distant Alps cover the rare ancient basalts
forming a coastal erosion protection barrier for the settlement of
Uses for settlement
Other uses for the
settlement include a base for building the harbour, excellent convenient
building and road building material.
to meet your