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Paragliding over Waimea Inlet

Paragliding over Waimea Inlet

The extensive estuary of Waimea Inlet dominates the south-east corner of Tasman Bay. Rabbit Island (centre right) is a barrier island which has been planted in exotic pines. Nelson’s sewage oxidation ponds are visible on Bells Island in the foreground.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Richmond and the Waimea Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015