Story: Canterbury region

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula is formed from two large, overlapping volcanoes. These eroded to less than half their original height, and then this volcanic mass was linked to the mainland by alluvial fans, east of the eroding Southern Alps.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10295/banks-peninsula (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015