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.

Using this item

GNS Science
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015