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Go back in geological time at QEP

News release
7 March 2008

Go back in geological time at QEP

Queen Elizabeth Park has a fascinating history of massive forces that have shaped its stunning landscape. Now’s your chance to find out more about its unique landforms from an expert geologist in Landforms of the Park, part of Greater Wellington’s summer Regional Outdoors Programme.

“At Queen Elizabeth Park you can actually see with your own eyes the evidence of huge geological events like climate change, earthquakes and flooding in the last twenty thousand years,” says geologist Tony Edwards, who will lead the talk.

Tony says the talk will conjure up the events and forces that have shaped the park’s rich coastal environment of sand plains, dune fields, wetlands, alluvial fans, an abandoned sea cliff and an active fault.

“With the facts, and a bit of imagination, participants will be able to visualise just what this area was like in previous times. They’ll see that the park has amazing depth, and that its great beauty holds a wealth of information on nature’s most powerful forces.”

When: Saturday 15 March, 10am-12pm
Where: Enter Queen Elizabeth Park at MacKays Crossing off SH1 and meet at the ranger’s office
What to bring: Walking shoes or boots, warm jacket, sun hat and sunblock. This event is free. No bookings required – just turn up.


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