New Zealand Flora and Fauna

Australasian Gannet Flying HighFlax Flowers Kowhai Flower Flax and Ferns Australasian Gannet FlyingForest Kea South IslandKereru NZ Native Pigeon Pukeko at Lake Rotorua Tui and Pohutukawa Australasian Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers Napier Cormorant Fishing Underwater Pohutukawa Trees in BloomCormorant Taking Off At Milford Sound  Koru - Symbol of New Life Stewart Island Kelp At Oban HarbourDotterill Chick On Whangamata Beach West Coast Forest Mosses South IslandBay Of Islands Dolphin JumpingAustralasian Gannets at Cape KidnappersToi Toi Grasses Oyster Catcher Chicks on Whangamata Beach Seagull In Flight Native Rimu TreeMollymawk Stewart IslandNZ Alpine Parrot - Kea Sheep Jam Whale Breaching off Kaikoura Coast


NZ has only one native mammal a small bat ( Peka peka) which is never seen.  Native birds used to be prolific but with the introduction of feral animals the forests are falling silent.  Sea birds still abound and the only mountain parrot in the world, the Kea, can still delight with its intelligent antics. Seals have returned after near extinction and dolphins and whales are safe. The flora is also unique with huge tree ferns, native flaxes,  delicate forest lichens and beautiful beeches.