Story: Dune lands

New Zealand dune lands

Most of New Zealand’s remaining active sand dunes and historic dune deposits are on the west coast of the North Island. Fine sand beaches and strong onshore winds make ideal conditions for inland dunes to form.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dune lands - Dunes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/14026/new-zealand-dune-lands (accessed 24 September 2018)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007