World Reviewer rating

Worth a detour
Rating 1.9 (213 votes)

Te Wahipounamu

Listed under Coastlines in South Island, New Zealand.

  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
  • Photo of Te Wahipounamu
Photo of Te Wahipounamu
Photo by flickr user Atoll
Pin It

The landscape in this park, situated in south-west New Zealand, has been shaped by successive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Two-thirds of the park is covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old. The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, lives in the park, as does the rare and endangered takahe, a large flightless bird.

Copyright © UNESCO/World Heritage Centre. All rights reserved.

Read more about this place.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

what are the coastal plants on the coastline of Te Wahipounamu

Coastline assignment

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Rikuchu Coast

    One of the most beautiful and spectacular coastlines in the world, the Rikuchu Coast is located in northeastern Honshu's Miyagi…

  • Rocktail Bay

    Rocktail Bay is situated in the northern reaches of South Africa's Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. The area is wild and without …

  • Na Pali Coast

    The Na Pali Coast, situated on the far northwest side of the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, offers one of the most stunning…

Nearby Experiences

  • Nugget Point

    Known for the lighthouse that overlooks the coast below, Nugget Point is surrounded by clusters of rocks that jut upwards from …

  • Paddling Murchison's whitewater

    Murchison is the epicentre for the South Islands white water scene, it's got great local rapids - up to gradeV - dramatic pass…

  • Sutherland Falls

    Famous waterfall watered by the glacial Lake Quill, falling in three drops. Accessible by hiking from the Milford Track. 580 me…

Related links

Contribute to this page