Story: Marlborough places

Cape Campbell

Cape Campbell

The distinctive cliffs of Cape Campbell stretch around Clifford Bay, with the lighthouse (first installed in 1870) visible on the furthest headland. The bay opens into Cook Strait. South of the cape, the eastern coast of the South Island turns sharply south-west, following the general alignment of fault lines that have shaped much of the terrain.

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

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015