Elephant rock loses trunk

December 12, 2016

Elephant Rock was a natural attraction for Taranaki. But now the  ‘trunk’ of the rock has now slipped into the sea.

Part of an iconic rock formation in Taranaki, known as Elephant Rock, has collapsed, with the elephant’s ‘trunk’ completely wiped out.

The rock in the shape of an elephant is located near the Three Sisters in Tongaporutu, which is about an hour’s drive north from New Plymouth.

Many visitors from around New Zealand and the world come to visit the beautiful Taranaki coastline. One of the main attractions is the Elephant Rock. Locals hope the loss of its trunk won’t affect tourism.

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  1. john cena

    January 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    wow that is acctually sad

  2. bella

    December 16, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Aww. Well, I guess now they will have to call it ‘random rock that looks like nothing’ .

  3. rock

    December 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    thats a bit sad at least the rock didnt lose a leg

  4. ryan

    December 12, 2016 at 10:12 am

    that is sad very sad

  5. Lala

    December 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

    This is amazing new. I didn’t even know about Elephant rock, But now I know so guess where I want to go now. 🙂

  6. Anna

    December 12, 2016 at 9:46 am

    That would have been a great seeing the elephant with its trunk on. I guess it has not a look now.

  7. hi

    December 12, 2016 at 9:43 am

    oh no!

  8. Estherle

    December 12, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Awww that’s so sad 🙁

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