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Appendix 2: Geodiversity and geothermal features

Table 2: Water dependent geodiversity and geothermal features of national importance

Region Name of feature

Northland

Titoki natural bridge

Kai iwi dune dammed lakes

Ngawha Springs and hydrothermal field

Lake Omapere

Gisborne

Waipaoa River braid channel

Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Geothermal Field (including Whakarewarewa, Government Gardens)

White Island Geothermal Field

Waimangu Geothermal Field

Tikitere Geothermal Field

Waiotapu Geothermal Field

Motu Gorge

Lake Rotomahana explosion craters

Hawke's Bay

Lake Poukawa Holocene swamp

Lake Waikaremoana

Ahuriri Lagoon

Chatham Islands

Te Pukaha Quaternary moorland peat

North Chatham peat swamp

Waikato

Mangawhitikau Cave System

Ruakuri Cave

Waitomo Glow worm Cave

Waitomo Stream headwaters cave system

Mangapu cave system (incl Lost World)

Gardners Gut Cave

Troopers Road cave system

Waikite/Puakohurea Geothermal Field

Ketetahi Geothermal Field

Orakeikorako Geothermal Field

Tokaanu/Waihi/Hipaua Geothermal Field

Te Kopia Geothermal Field

Rotokawa Geothermal Field

Ohaaki Pool

Kopouatai peat bog

Tongariro River delta

Aratiatia rapids

Waikato River delta

Tree Trunk Gorge

Huka Falls

Manawatu-Whanganui

Manawatu Gorge

Ruapehu Crater Lake

Atene oxbow

Ohingaiti cut-off meander

Rangitikei Gorge

Whangaehu lahar fan

Nelson

Mount Arthur karst to Pearse Resurgence

Riwaka North and South Branch karst systems

Waikoropupu Springs and catchment

Mount Owen karst system (NE Owen, Bulmer Caverns)

Marlborough

Wairau boulder barrier, lagoon and delta

Tarndale flats

Canterbury

Pyramid Valley (Holocene swamp)

Rakaia River braids

Opihi Lagoon and Harakeke Tautoro Island

Hurunui Lakes (Sumner, Katrine, Mason, Sheppard, Taylor)

Vagabonds Inn (Kettle Lake)

Okana River delta

Rakaia Gorge and terraces

West Coast

Babylon Cave

Bullock Creek - Cave Creek south - Xanadu Cave

Fox River Cave (incl Armageddon Cave)

Honeycomb Hill Holocene cave system

Nile River Cave (Aranui or Metro cave)

Oparara Arch

Hapuka Estuary

Callery Gorge

Buller Gorge

Otago

Kawarau Gorge

Crucible Lake

Hawkdun cirque

Motatapu Gorge

Taieri River mouth gorge

Taieri River meanders (scroll plain)

Southland

Aurora Cave

Stirling Falls, Milford Sound

Mavora Lakes (glacial swamp and lake)

Lake Quill cirque and Sutherland Falls

Humboldt Falls

Eglinton River delta, Lake Te Anau

Hidden Lake (Milford Track)