Friday, September 16, 2011

A land before time

On Father's Day, we spent the afternoon exploring the fossil remains of a forest at Takapuna on the north shore of Auckland. As the story goes, 200,000 years ago red hot lava from Lake Pupuke volcano flowed through a forest flattening and incinerating everything in its path. The result of which is a unique fossil forest.

Low tide allows you to clamber over rocks and wander through the cold water – who knows what you might find. This is one of our favourite past times.


  1. No, but I found this awesome smooth, creamy coloured stone. Felt like marble or something. Not volcanic -- a bit out of place but beautiful.