Story: Whanganui region

Ventifacts

Ventifacts

Ventifacts are stones fashioned into highly-polished conical shapes by wind-driven sand. They can be seen at Waiinu Beach, north-west of Whanganui, where they are protected and must not be removed from the dunes.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Landscapes and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19009/ventifacts (accessed 18 February 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015