Selby, M. J., & Lowe, D. J. (1992). The middle Waikato Basin and hills. In J. M. Soons & M. J. Selby (Eds.), Landforms of New Zealand: Second Edition (2nd ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Longman Paul.
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The middle Waikato (or Hamilton) Basin is a roughly oval-shaped depression more than 80 km north to south and more than 40 km wide. The basin, except in the south, is almost completely surrounded by ranges up to 300 m high, broken by only a few gaps. In the south the basin floor rises gradually and merges with the dissected plateaux of the King Country.
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