Story: Landscapes – overview

Top of the South Island

Top of the South Island

The northern end of the South Island is a maze of hills and mountains, many bounded by large faults. There is little flat land suitable for settlement and agriculture. This map shows the location of places mentioned in the text.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Top of the South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/13011/top-of-the-south-island (accessed 21 May 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015