New Zealand - Auckland Volcanic Fields

"The proposed site consists of cones and other geological features of volcanic origin in urban Auckland and rural south Auckland. This serial site is proposed as a Mixed Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. Sites of cultural value include the iconic cones of Maungawhau/Mount Eden, Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill, Maungarei/Mount Wellington, and Te Pane o Mataaho/Mangere Mountain, and the remarkable Otuataua stonefield gardens complex. Sites of natural value include the Rangitoto shield and scoria caves, the Ihumatao fossil forest and the Wiri lava cave." Source: UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List

Postcard 1
One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park from the air, Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

Postcard 2
Auckland and Rangitoto island. Viewed from Mt. Eden, Rangitoto island, in Huraki Gulf, is the most recent volcanic cone on the Auckland isthmus, 750-800 years old. Thanks to "summer_night" of New Zealand.

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