Story: Marlborough places

Wairau River valley and Lake Chalice

Wairau River valley and Lake Chalice

The line of the Wairau Fault shows up dramatically in this aerial view, with the braided Wairau River in the foreground and the Richmond Range rising sharply from the river's north bank. Lake Chalice, the product of a landslide, nestles in the range and is visible at the top of the picture.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Upper Wairau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015