Story: Marlborough region

Marlborough landforms

Marlborough’s landscape is dominated by mountains, which are broken into blocks by massive fault lines. Settlement is concentrated on the alluvial plains, particularly those formed by the Wairau and Awatere rivers, and at Kaikōura.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/31704/marlborough-landforms (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016