Story: Canterbury region

The Ramsay glacier

The Ramsay glacier

Glaciers helped form the Southern Alps, and gouged valleys and basins between mountains. There are glaciers at the head of the Waimakariri, Rakaia and Rangitātā rivers. The Ramsay glacier is at the head of the Rakaia River.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015