NZ has the most volcanoes in one city

Auckland has at least 53 volcanic vents in its volcanic field.

Terraces are often visible on many of the volcanic cones that were Māori pa sites. Rangitoto Island is the youngest volcano with its last eruption just 550 years ago.

The volcanic field is not extinct and a new volcano is likely, however gaps between volcanic eruptions can be hundreds or thousands of years.


Data: Auckland Volcanic Field Contingency Plan March 2015

The view from Motutapu Island over Rangitoto (volcano) with North Head (volcano) and Mt Victoria (volcano) in the background).