Folded and broken sea floor strata, near Army Bay, Bruce Hayward.

Auckland geoheritage walk: Whangaparāoa

FreeNorth Auckland

Sunday 1 October, 2pm-4pm


Meet in the Army Bay boat ramp carpark

End of Whangaparaoa Road , Army Bay

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Not required. This event will go ahead in bad weather


Event details

Geologist and author Bruce Hayward leads a coastal walk around the shoreline from Army Bay.

See some of the most complex and spectacularly deformed young strata in New Zealand. The cliffs and shore platforms display major faults and tightly folded, slumped and displaced rocks that were deposited on the floor of the ocean 20 million years ago.

The tide will be low and the walk relatively easy, returning to the starting point. The walk will go ahead regardless of weather.

Presented by: Auckland Geology Club

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