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Overlooking Kāpiti Island

Overlooking Kapiti Island

This is Kāpiti Island from the north, looking towards Cook Strait, in 1997. The steep cliffs were created by uplift from an offshore fault and waves eroding the shoreline. Ōkupe Lagoon is at left. In the foreground, dozens of boats are taking part in an annual fishing competition.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Kāpiti and Mana islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016