Bay of Plenty Region

 Awakeri Hot Springs. Map: V15; Classification: C1. Significance:

 Bowditchs Quarry tephra section. Map: V15; Classification: B3. Significance: Type locality for Mangaone Tephra.

 Bowentown tombolo and dune sequence. Map: U13; Classification: C3. Significance: One of the best examples of a tombolo in the western Bay of Plenty.

 Braemar Road tephra section. Map: V15; Classification: B3. Significance: Type locality for Hauparu, Te Mahoe and Maketu Tephras.

 Cape Runaway pillow lavas. Map: Y14; Classification: C3. Significance: Evidence for Mid Cretaceous age of volcanics.

 Crater Road proximal pyroclastic section, Tarawera. Map: V16; Classification: B3. Significance: Good section through proximal Kaharoa Tephra and Kaharoa Pyroclastics.

 Earthquake Flat craters and fault swarm. Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance: Earthquake Flat is the largest of a 5 km line of explosion craters along a fissure.

 Earthquake Flat tomo. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: A tomo in Taupo pumice.

 Edgecumbe Fault scarp preservation site. Map: V15; Classification: B1. Significance: Only remaining trace of the Edgecumbe Fault (ruptured on 2 March 1987) protected from human intervention. 1.5 m displacement [SE side up normal fault]. Natural scarp degradation now studied at the fenced site. This site is monitored for precise strain measurements nby the Earth Deformation Section, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd.

 Edgecumbe volcano. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Multiple vent andesitedacite volcano in northern segment of Taupo Volcanic Zone.

 Fairy Springs. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance: Spectacular scenic springs of cool clear freshwater bubbling up through dancing pumice sands in a bush-clad grotto.

 Forestry road ignimbrite section, off Old Waiotapu Road. Map: U17; Classification: C3. Significance: Good exposure of base of Kaingaroa Ignimbrites.

 Galaxy Road, Mamaku, thermally altered ignimbrite. Map: U15; Classification: C2. Significance: A good example of a cross section of a geothermal field.

 Golden Springs. Map: U17; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Government Gardens springs. Map: U16; Classification: C1. Significance: Original features now totally modified by man.

 Government Gardens, Rachel Spring. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance: Only alkaline spring remaining in Government Gardens, Rotorua. Occasionally overflows c.15 litressec and boils vigorously, but for much of the time water is below overflow and temperatures are lower.

 Hamurana Springs. Map: U15; Classification: C2. Significance: Spectacular scenic springs of cool freshwater bubbling out of pumice substrata.

 Hinemoa Point lava dome. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Rhyolite lava dome erupted after formation of Rotorua Caldera.

 Kaharoa Pyroclastics section. Map: V16; Classification: B3. Significance: Type locality for Kaharoa Pyroclastics.

 Kaiate Falls. Map: U14; Classification: C3. Significance: One of the most spectacular and highest waterfalls in the Bay of Plenty.

 Kaingaroa shelter petroglyphs. Map: V17; Classification: B2. Significance: Largest and most important petroglyph site in the North Island.

 Kauri Pt Pleistocene cross-bedded marine sediments. Map: U13; Classification: C2. Significance: Excellent exposures of highly unusual cross-bedded banded sands of shallow marine origin with occasional trace fossils. Possibly flood-tidal delta sediments that accumulated in sand banks inside entrance of Tauranga Harbour during a Pleistocene interglacial.

 Kawaha Point rhyolite dome. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance:

 Kawerau Geothermal Field. Map: V15; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Kerosene Creek hot waterfall. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance: One of best examples of a hot waterfall in New Zealand.

 Kuirau Lake. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance: Largest discharge feature in Rotorua, outside of Whakarewarewa.

 Lake Ngakoro explosion crater. Map: U17; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Lake Okataina Road section. Map: V15; Classification: B3. Significance: Reference locality for deposits of eastern maars.

 Lake Rotokawa spring. Map: U16; Classification: C1. Significance:

 Lake Rotokawau Road section. Map: U15; Classification: B3. Significance: Reference locality for deposits of western maars.

 Lake Rotoma volcanic lake. Map: V15; Classification: C3. Significance: Volcanic lake with associated hydrothermal vents occupying Rotoma Caldera.

 Lake Rotomahana basalt. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Part of a small rhyolitebasalt pyroclastic cone erupted from Okataina Volcanic Centre.

 Lake Rotomahana basalt section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Only exposure of Lake Rotomahana basalt.

 Lake Rotomahana explosion craters. Map: V16; Classification: A3. Significance: Site of the largest craters excavated on Tarawera Rift during 1886 AD eruption and prior to 1886 it was the most intensely active hydrothermal field in the Rotorua region.

 Lake Rotomahana steaming cliffs and Pink Terraces site. Map: U16; Classification: B2. Significance: Site of one of the two most famous geothermal features in New Zealand, destroyed by the 1886 Tarawera eruption.

 Lake Tarawera springs. Map: V16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Maketu estuarine lagoon. Map: V14; Classification: C2. Significance: A well-defined mesotidal estuarine lagoon.

 Maketu sandspit. Map: V14; Classification: C3. Significance: One of the best preserved and least modified sandspits along the Bay of Plenty coast.

 Maketu Hot Springs. Map: V14; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Mamaku ignimbrite tors. Map: U15; Classification: B1. Significance: Spectacular road side landforms of baffling origin

 Mangakotukutuku Springs. Map: V16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Mangakotukutuku Stream pyroclastic section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Te Haehaenga Pyroclastics.

 Mangakotukutuku Stream valley ignimbrite section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Whakatane Formation.

 Maraenui escarpment. Map: X15; Classification: C3. Significance: Impressive, unusually steep section of coastline.

 Matakana foredune barrier island. Map: U14; Classification: B3. Significance: An example of a marine feature rare to New Zealand. Forms New Zealand’s largest barrier island. Protects Tauranga Harbour.

 Matata Fault. Map: V15; Classification: C2. Significance: Best example of late Holocene displacements on the Matata Fault. Displacement is normal, with at least 3 earthquakes occurring in past few thousand years. Important site in recognition of active western margin of Taupo Volcanic Zone.

 Matata Lagoon. Map: V15; Classification: C3. Significance: One of the best examples of a coastal lagoon in the Bay of Plenty.

 Matata Pleistocene marine sequence and fossils. Map: V15; Classification: B3. Significance: Best exposed sequence of marine Pleistocene in northern North Island. One of several, highly diverse molluscan faunas of Pleistocene age in the Bay of Plenty.

 Matuatonga, carved rhyolite 'kumara god', Mokoia Island. Map: U15; Classification: B2. Significance: Possibly the largest example of this type of stone use in the country; and still in situ.

 Mauao, Moturiki & Motuotau Island reefs, Mt Maunganui. Map: U14; Classification: C3. Significance: Mauao (Mt Maunganui), and Moturiki & Motuotau Island reef system is the only mainland coastal rocky reef headland and nearshore island system between Coromandel Peninsula and Waihau Bay in the eastern Bay of Plenty. They are visually striking eroded remnants of rhyolitic lava domes.

 Maungakakaramea lava dome (Rainbow Mountain). Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance: Dacite dome erupted to SW of Okataina Centre.

 Maungaongaonga lava dome. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Dacite dome erupted to SW of Okataina Volcanic Centre.

 Mayor Island 8 ka lava flow. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Spatter-fed lava flow of rhyolitic composition.

 Mayor Island caldera. Map: U12; Classification: A3. Significance: Composite caldera dominating Mayor Island.

 Mayor Island hot springs. Map: U13; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Mayor Island northeastern lava shield segment. Map: U12; Classification: B3. Significance:

 Mayor Island obsidian sources. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Sources of one of the most important rock to the prehistoric Maori.

 Mayor Island 'Overhang' section. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: Critical exposure of much of Mayor Island tephra sequence and type locality for 8 ka lava and Te Paritu tephra.

 Mayor Island post-Caldera A lava shield and domes. Map: U12; Classification: B3. Significance: Young but poorly-exposed pantelleritic lava shield. Lava flows and domes extruded on caldera floor of Mayor Island

 Mayor Island tuhualite. Map: U13; Classification: A2. Significance: Type locality of tuhualite.

 Mayor Island volcano. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: New Zealand's only Holocene peralkaline volcano.

 Mayor Island, Northwest Bay tree moulds. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: Rare documentation of fused tree moulds in unwelded tephra.

 Mayor Island, Oira pumice cone. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Largest and thickest Strombolian pumice cone on Mayor Island.

 Mayor Island, Oira pumice cone section. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: Largest and thickest Strombolian pumice cone on Mayor Island.

 Mayor Island, O Mapu Bay Tuhua ignimbrite. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Product of the latest and largest explosive eruption at Mayor Island.

 Mayor Island, Opo Bay tuff cone. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: In contrast with Mayor Island pumice cones, Opo Bay tuff cone reflects an involvement of abundant external water in the eruption.

 Mayor Island, Opo Bay tuff cone section. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: In contrast with Mayor Island pumice cones, Opo Bay tuff cone reflects an involvement of abundant external water in the eruption.

 Mayor Island, Ruamata pumice cone. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Displays fundamental contrasts with Oira pumice cone indicating modified Strombolian volcanism.

 Mayor Island, Ruamata pumice cone section. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Displays fundamental contrasts with Oira cone indicating modified Strombolian volcanism.

 Mayor Island, Ruru Pass tephra section. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: Most densely welded rhyolitic pyroclastic fall deposit in New Zealand.

 Mayor Island, Ruru Pass welded airfall tuff. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: Most densely welded rhyolitic pyroclastic fall deposit in New Zealand.

 Mayor Island, Taritimi Bay Tuhua ignimbrite. Map: U13; Classification: A3. Significance: Product of the latest and largest explosive eruption at Mayor Island.

 Mayor Island, Te Horu tephra section. Map: U13; Classification: B3. Significance: Most complete record of explosive volcanism on Mayor Island.

 McLaren Falls potholes. Map: U14; Classification: C2. Significance: Excellent, easily accessible and clearly seen examples of potholes eroded in waterfall and stream bed of massive ignimbrite.

 Mokoia Island rhyolite dome. Map: U15; Classification: B3. Significance: Rhyolite dome erupted from Rotorua Caldera.

 Motu gorge. Map: X15; Classification: B3. Significance: A deeply incised gorge up to 40 m deep, flowing through virgin indiginous bush.

 Motu River delta. Map: X15; Classification: C3. Significance: Largest river delta in the Bay of Plenty and western Raukumara Peninsula. Easily visible and accessible from SH 35.

 Motuhora ScarpWhite Island Fault. Map: W14; Classification: C3. Significance: Major NNE trending fault separating the non volcanic frontal ridge of the E Bay of Plenty from the seaward extension of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. This normal fault has a throw of <2 km and has a scarp of c.500 m N of White Is. Sense of motion is SE side up near Motuhora Is., and NW side up beyond White Island.

 Mt Maunganui dome. Map: U14; Classification: B3. Significance: Remnant of a large rhyolite lava dome

 Mt Ngongotaha lava dome. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Rhyolitic lava dome complex erupted within Rotorua Caldera.

 Murupara-Kawerau railway cutting tephra section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Tahuna Tephra and Ngamotu Tephra.

 Ngapuna Spring. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance: Second largest dicharging spring outside of Whakarewarewa.

 Ngapuri Fault, neighbouring traces. Map: U17; Classification: C3. Significance: Recent fault scarp displacing Hinuera Formation (20000 years) by c.5 m (NW side up). Displacement rate c.0.25 mmy. Fault traces show W side step.

 Ohinemutu-Kuirau geothermal area. Map: U16; Classification: C1. Significance: Activity now severely reduced due to exploitation in the field.

 Ohiwa Harbour Pleistocene fossils. Map: W15; Classification: B3. Significance: Very diverse, open-water molluscan fauna.

 Ohiwa Harbour remnant barrier spit. Map: W15; Classification: C3. Significance: Rare example of the decay of a barrier spit due to changing geomorphological conditions.

 Ohope barrier spit and dune ridges. Map: W15; Classification: C2. Significance: Good example of a late Holocene barrier spit with associated series of dune ridges.

 Ohope Beach Pleistocene marine sediments and Ohope shell bed. Map: W15; Classification: B3. Significance: Good exposure of northern North Island marine Pleistocene. Highly diverse, innermost shelf molluscan fauna.

 Okahu Point shore platform, Te Kaha. Map: X15; Classification: C3. Significance: One of the most extensive, most accessible and least rugged shore platforms on the west coast of Raukumara Peninsula – an unusual combination of attributes along this jagged coast.

 Okareka Tephra section. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Okareka Tephra.

 Okataina Springs. Map: V16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Okere Falls hydro-electricity station and gorge. Map: U15; Classification: C3. Significance: Excellent example of deeply incised river gorge and falls. Site of an early hydro-electric power station; 4th community in New Zealand to receive electric power.

 Old Waiotapu Road section. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Good exposure of Kaingaroa Ignimbrites.

 Omokoroa Pt peat-ignimbrite section. Map: U14; Classification: C2. Significance: Best exposure of sequence of Pleistocene peat overlain by ignimbrite representative of local Tauranga Basin fill.

 Onepu lava domes. Map: V15; Classification: C3. Significance: Young lava domes associated with intense geothermal system.

 Opotiki Cliffs Pleistocene tephras. Map: W15; Classification: B4. Significance: Best exposures of mid-Pleistocene tephras in eastern Bay of Plenty.

 Paeroa Fault Zone. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Recent fault traces on the Paeroa Fault Zone that cross cut line of Reporoa lateral pipeline. 8 traces in site area trending NE, with recent collapse gully lineaments common along line of fault.

 Papamoa relict foredune plain. Map: U14; Classification: B3. Significance: Potentially one of the most complete records of Holocene coastal plain evolution in the North Island.

 Puhipuhi Road tephra section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Coarsest individual Te Rere Tephra exposure.

 Pukehinau (Waikokopu) Hot Springs. Map: V16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Pukeroa (Hospital Hill) lava dome. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Rhyolite dome erupted after formation of Rotorua Caldera.

 Putauaki Road tephra section. Map: V16; Classification: B3. Significance: Type locality for Omataroa Tephra and Awakeri Tephra.

 Rangitaiki Plains cuspate foreland. Map: W15; Classification: C2. Significance: A good example of an actively prograding cuspate foreland with associated parallel and parabolic dunes.

 Raukokore River mouth spit-lagoon. Map: Y14; Classification: C3. Significance: Most impressive example of a spit-lagoon at the mouth of a river draining into the eastern Bay of Plenty from the Raukumara Ranges.

 Reporoa Geothermal Field. Map: U17; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Rerewhakaaitu Pyroclastics section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Rerewhakaaitu Pyroclastics.

 Rotoiti Geothermal Field. Map: V15; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Rotoiti Road pyroclastic section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Good reference section for Mamaku Formation.

 Rotoitipakau Faults (Bookers 1987 trace). Map: V15; Classification: C2. Significance: March 2nd, 1987 displacement of 3.6 m (NW side up) over 10 m wide section of Bookers trace. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (NZ Geological Survey) site IT3.

 Rotokawau basalt. Map: U15; Classification: B3. Significance: Basaltic pyroclastic eruption from Okataina Volcanic Centre.

 Rotoma Geothermal Field. Map: V15; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Rotoma Volcanic Complex. Map: V15; Classification: B3. Significance: Holocene dome complex occupying Rotoma caldera within Okataina Volcanic Centre.

 Rotomahana Pyroclastics section. Map: V16; Classification: A3. Significance: Type locality for Rotomahana Pyroclastics.

 Rotorua Geothermal Field. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance: Contains only major geyser field remaining in New Zealand.

 Ruatahuna Fault. Map: W17; Classification: C3. Significance: Very good example of late Quaternary displacement on the Ruatahuna Fault (6.1 m RL).

 Sapphire (Katikati) Hot Springs. Map: T14; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Savage Road Okareka basalt section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Coarsest scoria sample from Okareka basalt indicating proximity to source.

 Shelly Bay flood-tidal delta, northern Tauranga Harbour. Map: U13; Classification: C3. Significance: Classic example of a flood-tidal delta in a barrier-enclosed estuary.

 Taheke Geothermal Field. Map: U15; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Tapuaeharuru Pyroclastics section. Map: V15; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Tapuaeharuru Pyroclastics.

 Tarawera 1886 fissure. Map: V16; Classification: A2. Significance: A rift of aligned craters developed across Mt Tarawera during the largest historical eruption from Taupo Volcanic Zone in 1886 AD. This site is monitored for precise strain measurements by the Earth Deformation Section, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (New Zealand Geological Survey).

 Tarawera basalt. Map: V16; Classification: A3. Significance: Only historical deposit from a New Zealand caldera, with unusual complexity of eruptive style.

 Tarawera Falls. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Best example in New Zealand of a water fall emerging from a tunnel through a cliff.

 Tarawera River Matahi basalt section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Matahi basalt.

 Tarawera Road quarry ignimbrite section. Map: V16; Classification: B3. Significance: Good exposure of upper part of Matahina Ignimbrite.

 Tarawera Volcanic Complex. Map: V16; Classification: A3. Significance: Volcanic complex constructed within Haroharo Caldera by eruption of rhyolite lavas and pyroclastics during the last 18 ka.

 Taumaihi Island boulder tombolo. Map: V14; Classification: C3. Significance: Only example in the Bay of Plenty of a boulder tombolo linking two islands.

 Taupiro Point sandspit. Map: U13; Classification: C3. Significance: Excellent example of a Holocene sandspit built across an inlet entrance.

 Te Kaha folded melange. Map: X14; Classification: C3. Significance: A good example of a structural melange.

 Te Mu Road section. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Rotorua Pyroclastics.

 Te Ngae Road tephra section. Map: U15; Classification: B3. Significance: Standard reference section through Late Quaternary tephras erupted from Okataina Volcanic Centre.

 Te Papa Terrace. Map: Y14; Classification: C3. Significance: One of the best preserved areas of uplifted marine terraces in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

 Te Piki Pleistocene fauna, Cape Runaway. Map: Y14; Classification: B4. Significance: Spectacular Castlefliffian shellbed and microfossil locality. Only Haweran fauna of off-shore facies in New Zealand. Important in demonstrating extremely rapid uplift of area in recent times.

 Te Wairoa buried village. Map: U16; Classification: B2. Significance: Most easily interpreted relics from New Zealand's largest historic volcanic eruption.

 Te Whekau crater. Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance: Large, young explosion crater with associated poorly exposed explosion breccia deposits.

 Tikitapu Volcanic Complex. Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance: Holocene dome complex within Okataina Volcanic Centre.

 Tikitere Geothermal Field. Map: U15; Classification: B2. Significance:

 Tumunui lava dome. Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance:

 Utahina fossil geothermal site. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Waiaute Springs. Map: V16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Waihau Bay shore platform. Map: Y14; Classification: B3. Significance: Excellent example of a shore platform of steeply dipping, folded and faulted alternating sandstone and siltstone.

 Waihi Beach. Map: U13; Classification: C2. Significance: An excellent example of a beach showing classic characteristics of long term erosion.

 Waikanapanapa wave-cut platform, cliffs and sea caves. Map: Y14; Classification: C3. Significance: Impressive wave-cut shore platform and cliffs, formed in the only coastal soft-rock in the Bay of Plenty region. Includes abandoned sea caves, which are rare for this coast.

 Waikimihia (Hinemoa's Pool) thermal bathing pool, Mokoia Island. Map: U15; Classification: B2. Significance: Oldest known, man-made thermal bathing pool in New Zealand.

 Waimangu double fault trace sag ponds. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance: Excellent example of parallel lines of sag ponds along the traces of an active fault.

 Waimangu Geothermal Field. Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: 1) All features have formed in historic times, as a consequence of volcanic eruption. 2) Waimangu represents a totally undisturbed hot chloride water system. 3) The unique quasi-cyclic behaviour involving complicated changes in level and outflow from the two lakes. 4) Includes pyroclastic deposit associated with the largest historical eruption from the Taupo Volcanic Zone, the 1886 AD Tarawera-Rotomahana-Waimangu eruption.

 Waimangu Valley 1886 craters. Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: Site of the only geyser field in the world activated in historic times. Series of explosion craters formed during Tarawera 1886 AD eruption and marking the SW extreme of activity.

 Waimangu Valley, Black Crater. Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance:

 Waimangu Valley, Echo Crater (Frying Pan Lake). Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: Frying-pan Lake is a major feature with a unique sympathetic relationship to Inferno Crater Lake. Volcanic crater formed during the 1886 AD Tarawera eruption infilled by the largest hot lake in New Zealand fed by numerous boiling and near-boiling springs.

 Waimangu Valley, Fairy Crater. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance:

 Waimangu Valley, Inferno Crater. Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: Unique fluctuating discharge pattern.

 Waimangu Valley, Raupo Pond Crater. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Waimangu Valley, Southern Crater. Map: U16; Classification: B3. Significance:

 Waimangu Valley, Warbrick Terrace. Map: U16; Classification: B2. Significance:

 Waiohau Fault Zone, Mangamako Stream, Waiohau Basin. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Trench site and exposure of the Waiohau Fault Zone on N side. Shows 3 m (W side down) displacement and fault plane dip of 70-80 degrees W. Considered to be reverse oblique slip fault with dominantly W side up motion. Fault zone has been active in last c.5000 years.

 Waiohau Fault Zone, Rangitaiki River, Waiohau Basin. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Tectonic basin formed by E side stepping of the Waiohau Fault (active within last 50000 years).

 Waiohau Pyroclastics section. Map: V16; Classification: C3. Significance: Type locality for Waiohau Pyroclastics.

 Waiotahi sandspit and estuary. Map: W15; Classification: C2. Significance: One of the most picturesque and unspoiled sandspits and estuaries in the eastern Bay of Plenty. Largest estuarine system and most intact sand spit and dunes in the Opotiki district. Easily accessible and visible from main road.

 Waiotapu collapse craters. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance:

 Waiotapu Geothermal Field. Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: 1) Extensive set of collapse pits. 2) Large alkaline spring with sinter terrace. 3) Large number of recent hydrothermal explosion craters.

 Waiotapu halotrichite. Map: U16; Classification: C3. Significance: A good deposit of halotrichite.

 Waiotapu, Artist's Palette-Primrose Terraces. Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: Largest, finest active silica terrace in New Zealand, with associated amorphous metallic sulphides. Widely quoted model for epithermal gold systems.

 Waiotapu, Champagne Pool geothermal sinter. Map: U16; Classification: A2. Significance: Most striking hot pool in New Zealand. A world-class example of minerals associated with a geothermal sinter - amorphous metallic sulphides precipitating with the sinter surrounding Champagne Pool.

 Waiotapu, Devils Inkpot acidic pool. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Waiotapu, Echo Lake (Whangioterangi) explosion crater. Map: U16; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Waiotapu, Lady Knox Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: B2. Significance:

 Waiotapu, Loop Road Mud Volcano. Map: U16; Classification: B2. Significance:

 Waiotapu, Rainbow Crater mudpools. Map: U16; Classification: B2. Significance:

 West Rerewhakaaitu fissures. Map: V16; Classification: B3. Significance: Two en echelon alignments of 10 ka explosion vents.

 Whakarewarewa, Kereru Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Korotiotio boiling springs. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Mahanga Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance: One of the last cluster of large geysers in New Zealand.

 Whakarewarewa, Ngamokaiakoko (Frog Pond). Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Ngararatuatara boiling pool. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance: Western most flowing spring at Whakarewarewa.

 Whakarewarewa, Ororea group of springs. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance: Largest boiling springs in vicinity of Lake Roto-a-Tamaheke.

 Whakarewarewa, Papakura "Geyser". Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Parekohoru hot pool. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Pohutu Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance: A world-ranking geyser and unique attraction.

 Whakarewarewa, Prince of Wales Feathers Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance: One of the last cluster of large geysers in New Zealand.

 Whakarewarewa, Puapua Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Roto-a-Tamaheke hot springs. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance:

 Whakarewarewa, Te Horu cauldron. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance: Directly connected to the reservoir for Pohutu geyser.

 Whakarewarewa, Waikite Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: B1. Significance: Currently geyser not active.

 Whakarewarewa, Waikorohihi Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: A1. Significance: One of the last cluster of large geysers in New Zealand.

 Whakarewarewa, Wairoa Geyser. Map: U16; Classification: C1. Significance: Geyser throat and deposits are perfectly preserved.

 Whakatane Fault and Ruatahuna Fault. Map: W17; Classification: C3. Significance: Example of Whakatane and Ruatahuna Fault offset of Torlesse greywacke. Narrow horst block between faults.

 Whakatane River mouth barriers. Map: W15; Classification: C3. Significance: Easily viewed classic example of a spit lagoon river mouth. Associated with barrier spits and ebb-tidal delta.

 Whale Island Central Cone. Map: W15; Classification: C3. Significance:

 Whale Island East Dome. Map: W15; Classification: C3. Significance:

 Whale Island Geothermal Field. Map: W15; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Whale Island sulphur processing site. Map: W15; Classification: C2. Significance: A relic of early attempts to mine sulphur.

 Whale Island volcano. Map: W15; Classification: C3. Significance: Dacite-andesite volcano in northern segment of Taupo Volcanic Zone.

 Whale Island West dome. Map: W15; Classification: C3. Significance:

 Whangairorohea Hot Springs. Map: U17; Classification: C2. Significance:

 Whangaparaoa dune field and wetlands. Map: Y14; Classification: C2. Significance: Largest dune field and associated wetlands in northwestern Raukumara Peninsula. Easily visible from SH 35.

 White Island 1914 debris avalanche deposit. Map: W14; Classification: A3. Significance: Only historical debris avalanche in New Zealand.

 White Island 1978-90 crater complex. Map: W13; Classification: A3. Significance: New crater complex formed in 1978 when Christmas Crater and Gibrus Crater coalesced, and subsequently modified by further collapses between 1978 and 1991, especially during 1990.

 White Island Donald Mound. Map: W13; Classification: A3. Significance: Site of persistent fumerolic activity in main crater of White Island.

 White Island Geothermal Field. Map: W13; Classification: A1. Significance: Highly acidic hydrothermal system associated with andesitic volcanism.

 White Island Noisy Nellie Crater. Map: W13; Classification: B3. Significance: Historical crater on White Island.

 White Island sulphur workings. Map: W14; Classification: B2. Significance: New Zealand's best example of veins and pockets of actively depositing fumarolic sulphur in an active volcano. First sulphur to be exported from New Zealand (1865) came from here. Also site of eruption that killed all sulphur workers in 1914.

 White Island volcano. Map: W13; Classification: A2. Significance: Most active volcano in New Zealand since 1976, incorporating a Category A high temperature geothermal field.

 White Terraces site. Map: V16; Classification: C5. Significance: Site of one of the two most famous geothermal features in New Zealand, destroyed by the 1886 Tarawera eruption.

 Woodlands (Katikati) Hot Springs. Map: T13; Classification: C1. Significance: