Story: West Coast region

Lowland forest near Punakaiki

Lowland forest near Punakaiki

This lowland conifer–beech forest is in Paparoa National Park, near Punakaiki. The Pororari River is in the right foreground. Limestone bluffs in the centre mark out a major down-fold (syncline), a prominent feature of the topography of the area.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Climate and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016