The Kaimanawa Wall is a strange feature near the southern end of Lake Taupo in New Zealand. The wall is made up of megalithic blocks with symmetrical corners. Based on the level top, it might have been a platform pyramid like those seen on numerous South Pacific islands.
Until the bush is cleared and a comprehensive excavation is done, the Kaimanawa Wall will remain a mystery. The border wall has been a source of discussion and debate. Due to century-old trees growing through it, the structure predates history, and there is no evidence that the wall is man-made.
The stone structure, located south of Lake Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, is most likely a step pyramid or terraced, ceremonial platform of the sort seen across ancient Polynesia, although it is one of the biggest examples.
It wasn’t much of a mystery when Kaimanawa Wall was first found. Prior to the 1990s, residents in the area were aware of the “wall.” The bulk of them dismissed it as a weathered rock outcropping created by water and weather.
As trails and roads opened up the region to tourists and more human activity poured through, many visitors were shocked by the supposedly smooth bricks stacked on top of each other.
The Kaimanawa wall was investigated by B. Brailsford of Christchurch, with assistance from American D.H. Childress and others. Childress investigated the site when it was first brought to the public’s notice in 1996, and wrote (in A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Armageddon):
“…the blocks look to be standard one-and-a-half-meter length by one-and-a-half-meter height.” The lowest block stretches all the way down to 107 meters and beyond. The stone is local ignimbrite, a soft volcanic stone made mostly of compacted sand and ash.
“It’s five kilometers to the nearest occurrence of this sort of stone.” The blocks run in a straight line for twenty-five meters from east to west, and the wall faces due north. The wall is composed of 10 identical stones that appear to have been cut and assembled without the use of mortar.”
The wall is crowned by a red beech tree with a girth of 2.9 meters and nearly a meter of accumulated muck. According to Brailsford, who was interviewed by the Listener,
“The fact that the stones had been carved was apparent. He could stick his arm into a root-infested hollow and feel the back face — as well as the front face of the next tier — all at once.
“The lack of saw or adze markings on the faces seemed strange. As thin as a razor blade, the interstices between the blocks were. Other stones protruded farther up the slope, hinting that there was a bigger structure buried beneath the hill.”
Due to a paucity of datable material, the age of the Kaimanawa Wall is uncertain; nevertheless, it was not erected by the Maori, who arrived in New Zealand 700 years ago and never built large structures.
It’s conceivable that the Waitahanui built the ramparts over 2,000 years ago and that their elders still know about them. The Kaimanawa Wall is unmistakably a Lemurian ruin, constructed as part of a ceremonial site by missionaries or Mu survivors.
The bones of the kiore, a native New Zealand rodent that was likely imported by early immigrants, reinforce the hypothesis that the nation formerly had a pre-Maori population. Some kiore bones have been found that date back over 2,000 years, centuries before the first Maoris arrived.
Needless to say, New Zealand archeologists and anthropologists are adamant about maintaining their basic paradigm, which places the Maoris in control of the discovery and settlement of New Zealand.
However, Brailsford and Childress go much farther, implying pre-Polynesian ties and a civilisation that left similar megalithic structures throughout the Pacific and down the west coast of South America.
New Zealand’s Department of Conservation commissioned geologist Phillip Andrews to investigate the wall. The following is an excerpt from the department’s letter:
“He identified the rocks as Rangitaiki Ignimbrite, which is 330,000 years old….he revealed a pattern of joints and fissures in ignimbrite sheets caused by the cooling process.” It turned out that what Brailsford perceived for man-made cut and stacked blocks was actually a natural rock structure.”
The blocks in the wall, on the other hand, looked to many observers to be too perfect for nature to create. Until recently, the Kaimanawa Wall has remained a mystery, with no solid explanations as to who or why it was created.