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Pouakai Range
The Pouakai Range as seen from Mount Taranaki, with the Kaitake Range in the background.
Highest point
Peak Pouakai
Elevation 1,395 m (4,577 ft)
Geography
Location North Island, New Zealand
Range coordinates 39°14′17″S 174°00′51″E / 39.23806°S 174.01417°E / -39.23806; 174.01417Coordinates: 39°14′17″S 174°00′51″E / 39.23806°S 174.01417°E / -39.23806; 174.01417

The Pouakai Range is a mountain range on the North Island of New Zealand, located northwest of Mount Taranaki. It is volcanic in origin, consisting of the remains of an eroded Pleistocene stratovolcano. The range is surrounded by a ring plain of lahar deposits that have been dated roughly 250,000 years old.

Other Volcanoes In The Area

Sugar Loaf Islands - Dated -1.7 Million Years

Kaitake Volcano - Dated -500 Thousand Years

Taranaki Volcano - Dated -127 Thousand Years

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