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Geological highlights of Wellington

Friday 23 September 2016, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm



Departing from Te Papa, this bus tour of geological highlights of the Wellington peninsula will involve short walks, 5-10 minutes, across rough ground.  Suitable all-weather clothing and strong shoes or boots are recommended.

Dr Hamish Campbell, geologist, GNS Science/Te Papa, will guide you on his field excursion of various significant geological locations including:

1) Wrights Hill (Karori) to observe the Wellington Fault from on high

2) Owhiro Bay to see what faults look like when they cut greywacke bedrock in the vertical plane

3) Island Bay to see volcanic rocks within the greywacke

4) Princess Bay to visit the ‘richest’ fossil locality within the Wellington greywacke

5) Breaker Bay to take in the geology to the east of Wellington Harbour, and lastly

6) Wahine Memorial at Churchill Park, Worser Bay, to consider active geological processes and some archaeology of Wellington Harbour.

The bus will depart from Te Papa. The 4-5 hour tour will also include a stop for you to buy refreshments.

Numbers are limited.  Registration required. To register, use the ‘Book now’ button or phone the office on (04) 381 7051.


Friday 23 September 2016
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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