Story: East Coast region

East Coast landforms

The East Coast consists of the rugged main ranges that border the Bay of Plenty, a large area of broken hill country, and river flats – the largest of which are in Poverty Bay, with smaller ones at Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, the lower Waiapu River and Te Araroa.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015