neighbouring Australia has got both temperate and tropical
New Zealand rainforest
are found on the
whole North Island, and on the western
On the North Island
there are many great national parks where you can visit rainforests.
National Park, known for its active volcanoes, has got lowland rainforest on
lower slopes, home to many native birds.
of it is the Urewera
which protects a large area of native rainforest with plants like
kamahi, tawa, rata, rimu; and red, silver and mountaing beeck. Many
native birds live here, including some rare ones like karearea, kaka,
kakariki, and the North Island Brown Kiwi.
Park also contains fairly large rainforests - home to
birds like kaka,
whio, miromiro, riroriro, toutouwai, tui, piwakawaka and
Park, home of Mt Taranaki, also contains
rainforest. The lowland forests contain plants like rata and rimu while
higher up there are kaikawaka, totara, kamahi and others.
On the South Island,
rainforests along the western coast. Kahurangi National Park
some rainforests, home to many native bird species such as tui,
bellbirds and South Island Robins. Paparoa National Park
contains forests with cabbage trees, rata and Nikau Palms, and many
native bird species.
Further south, Fjordland
National Park contains some thick forests with some 800
years old trees, as well as podocarp and beech. And finally, Raikura National Park
on Stewart Island contains some dense coastal rainforests with a very
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