Story: King Country region

Limestone country: karst landscape (1st of 2)

Limestone country: karst landscape

The limestone karst landscape is one of the King Country's most memorable natural features. Karst landscapes are formed when water dissolves carbonate rocks such as limestone. These rocky outcrops are near Waitomo in the region's centre.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015