Story: Limestone country

Limestone pillars

Limestone pillars

These pillars at Castle Hill, Canterbury give the area its name, as they look like castle ramparts. The man at top left provides a sense of scale. Karst limestone landscapes often have cliffs with little or no vegetation.

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Paul Williams, 'Limestone country - Limestone, dolomite and marble', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Paul Williams, published 24 Sep 2007