Waiau Stream, New Zealand
Deep marine sedimentary rocks of the Miocene Taranaki Basin disconformably overlain by Quaternary deposits. This tour on the Taranaki coast provides examples of unconformities, and sediment deposition from deep marine to terrestrial settings.
Possible topics: Marine sedimentary rocks, mass transport deposits, fluvial deposits, volcanic debris avalanche deposits
Ōakura, New Zealand
Volcanic debris avalanche deposits on the Taranaki coast, New Zealand. This tour provides examples of the composition and internal structure of mass transport deposits sourced from the nearby volcanoes (e.g., Taranaki volcano).
Possible topics: Debris avalanche deposits, mass transport deposit, igneous rocks, volcaniclastic rocks
Waiwera, New Zealand
Both gently dipping and intensely deformed turbidite sequences at Waiwera, New Zealand. This tour provides examples of folding and faulting in these alternating sandstone and mudstone layers, which were originally deposited in the Miocene Waitemata Basin.
Possible topics: Thrust faulting, normal faulting, folding, turbidite sequences
Eastern Beach, New Zealand
Moderately dipping and deformed turbidite sequences (Miocene Waitemata Basin) at Eastern Beach, New Zealand. With outcrop exposures on both a shore platform and adjacent cliff face, this tour provides a clear example of the bedforms produced from folding of sedimentary rocks.
Possible topics: Folding, Anticline, marine sedimentary rocks, turbidite sequences
Ōpunake, New Zealand
Layered volcaniclastic rocks observed in the medial to distal area around Mt Taranaki volcano, New Zealand.
Possible topics: Volcaniclastic rocks, conglomerate, lahar, debris flow deposits, peat
Tongapōrutu, New Zealand
Gently dipping marine sandstones of the Miocene Taranaki Basin disconformably overlain by Quaternary deposits. This tour of the Taranaki coast provides examples of deep marine depositional processes, faulting and fracturing, and related formation of caves and sea-stacks.
Possible topics: Marine sedimentary rocks, normal faulting, coastal erosion, mass transport deposits
Waiake Bay, New Zealand
Gently dipping turbidite sequences at Waiake Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. This tour provides examples of faulting and fracturing in these alternating sandstone and mudstone layers, which were originally deposited in the Miocene Waitemata Basin.
Possible topics: Normal faulting, fractures, coastal erosion, turbidite sequences
Hangatahua River, New Zealand
Drainage sourced from Mt Taranaki volcano. This tour provides examples of fluvial deposition of volcaniclastics and interactions with other volcanic deposits.
Possible topics: Fluvial deposits, point bars, volcanic debris avalanche deposits