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Tablelands, Kahurangi National Park

Tablelands, Kahurangi National Park

Mt Arthur Tablelands is a high plateau between Mt Arthur and Mt Peel in Kahurangi National Park. It is dotted with drifts of yellow-flowering Bulbinella hookeri (Māori onion weed). The alpine and rock plants include a number of endemic, notable and threatened species. Kahurangi’s rich native flora – it has the highest number of endemic plants of any national park – was a major reason for its establishment.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Upper South Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14444/tablelands-kahurangi-national-park (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015