Story: Canterbury places

Napenape bluffs

Napenape bluffs

Napenape was an important place for Māori living in Canterbury, and has been studied by archaeologists. A remnant of coastal lowland forest reaches the coast, which is fringed with spectacular limestone cliffs. The beaches are strewn with limestone boulders.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Amberley district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/10172/napenape-bluffs (accessed 18 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015