Story: Canterbury region

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula is formed from two large, overlapping volcanoes. These eroded to less than half their original height, and this volcanic mass was then linked to the mainland by alluvial fans formed by erosion from the Southern Alps.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10295/banks-peninsula (accessed 9 July 2020)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015