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Brynderwyn Range
Brynderwyn Hills
Photo of Brynderwyn Range
The eastern end of the Brynderwyn Range as seen from Mangawhai Heads (October 2010)
Highest point
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Naming
Native name Piroa  (language?)
Geography
Geology
Mountain type Mountain range

The Brynderwyn Range or Brynderwyn Hills is a ridge extending east-west across the Northland Peninsula in northern New Zealand some 60 kilometres south of Whangarei, from the southern end of Bream Bay in the east to the Otamatea River (an arm of the Kaipara Harbour) in the west. Though not of great height (reaching only some 450 metres) it is a notable feature of the Northland Region's geography, not least because it is traversed by State Highway 1, which is forced to follow a tortuous route for some distance as it descends to the south. The small settlement of Brynderwyn lies at the southern foot of the hills, at the junction of SH1 and SH12. There are different walks of up to 10 km giving views of the Whangarei Heads, Bream Bay and out to sea.

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