Story: Nelson region

Nelson landforms

Nelson’s landscape is dominated by mountains and hills. The only extensive flat areas are the Waimea Plains, river floodplains and narrow coastal strips.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Geology and landforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/28803/nelson-landforms (accessed 19 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015