Story: Canterbury places

The Canterbury Bight

The Canterbury Bight

The long coastline of the Canterbury Bight runs almost without interruption from Banks Peninsula south to Timaru. The shingle beach is composed of material eroded from the Southern Alps and carried down rivers to the coast.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Mid-Canterbury Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10279/the-canterbury-bight (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015