Story: Landscapes – overview



The coastal town of Ōamaru sits on alluvial flats and gently rolling limestone country. Cape Wanbrow (upper left) protects the coast from southerly swells, so the town could develop a harbour – now used only by fishing boats.

Using this item

Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Otago', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015