Story: Southland region

Southland landforms

The settled part of Southland consists of alluvial basins or plains, partly separated by mountains and hills. Faulting has produced a marked north-west to south-east axis in the north, between Te Anau and Gore. To the west is Fiordland, a mountainous region that was heavily glaciated during the last ice age.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Geology and landforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015