Banks Peninsula Geo Park Project

A newly formed group on Banks Peninsula is investigating whether to apply to UNESCO for a Geopark status.  The Trust has commended the idea as well worth progressing and asked for the group’s co-ordinator, Sue Lovett, to keep it informed of progress.  Sue can be contacted at

(Left) Once an isolated island, the volcanic Peninsula is a distinct geological feature from the rest of Canterbury’s alps and plains

The Monument Rock on the Purau Port Levy saddle is one of the Peninsula’s most striking geological features