Pukekohe east crater
Photo by W. Goad, 2018

Geological heritage of the Franklin District

FreeSouth Auckland

Thursday 11 October, 10am-2.30pm (approx.)


Puni Memorial Park

Cnr Atwell Rd and Blake Rd, Puni

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No bookings required



Event details

We all know that Auckland City is built over the Auckland Volcanic Field. Less well-known is that Papakura and Franklin districts are sited on the older and larger South Auckland Volcanic Field. This stretches from Red Hill (Papakura) and Hunua Falls in the north, to Kellyvillle (Mercer) and Pukekawa in the south.

Join Auckland Geology Group to visit three volcanic sites near Pukekohe. We will review the geologic history and consider how this has influenced settlement and development of our district.

What you need to know:

  • This field trip will proceed regardless of the weather
  • Please bring lunch (no cafĂ© stops)
  • Come prepared for rain
  • Wear appropriate gear for walking on footpaths and grass; some of the walks will be steep and may be slippery if it has rained recently.

Brought to you by Auckland Geology Group

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