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Volcanic scenery near Wellington

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Volcanic scenery near Wellington

Hi there,

Im going to Wellington for one week and would like to know if there is any nice volcanic scenery around.

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1. Re: Volcanic scenery near Wellington

Not really, can sometimes find pumice which is a volcanic rock, but most of the impressive scenery is a few hours north. On a clear day it might be possible to see Mount Egmont in the far distance if you have a high enough vantage point.

This map shows where the volcanoes are for the most part located.


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2. Re: Volcanic scenery near Wellington

There's awesome scenery in and around Wellington, but the geological features - in the recent past, anyway - were formed by tectonic movement/upthrust rather than volcanoes.

Nearest active volcano is about four and a half hours drive North, at Ruapehu. (Taupo area.)

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3. Re: Volcanic scenery near Wellington

Not volcanic, but if you have a car a drive to the Pinnacles in the southern Wairarapa might interest you. Google images Putangirua Pinnacles to see what they look like! It is a coupe of hours' drive from Wellington.

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