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Nape Nape Beach DOC Reserve

Updated: Feb 4, 2021

Nape Nape is a Scenic Reserve being home to one of the remnants of coastal native forest in the district. Nape Nape boasts some impressive cliffs of strikingly white fine limestone. These were formed by the deposits of microscopic marine organisms in shallow oceans surrounding a partly emerged and low lying New Zealand continent area around 35 million years ago. Nape Nape was also an important place for Māori living in Canterbury, and has been studied by archaeologists.

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