Story: Canterbury region

The Canterbury Plains

The Canterbury Plains

The Canterbury Plains are New Zealand’s largest area of flat land, with straight roads cutting across a mosaic of paddocks. This area 40 kilometres west of Christchurch where seven roads converge is known as Charing Cross.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Landscapes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015