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Tākitimu Mountains

Tākitimu Mountains

The Tākitimu Mountains are the most prominent range in Southland. Regarded by Māori as the upturned hull of the Tākitimu canoe, the mountains are always snow-capped in winter and can be seen from most parts of the Southland plains. Spence Peak (1,634 metres) is the highest summit.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Early settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015