Story: South Canterbury region

South Canterbury landforms

The map shows the four main landforms of South Canterbury:

The plains of the Rangitātā and Waitaki rivers

The coastal rolling country, or downlands

The inland basins of the Mackenzie Country and the Ōpuha and Hakataramea rivers

The hills and mountains of the inland ranges and Southern Alps.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Landscape and geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2020)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017