|Aotea Conservation Park|
|Location||Auckland Region, New Zealand|
|Area||12,300 hectares (30,000 acres)|
|Governing body||Department of Conservation|
The park includes various habitats including coastal bluffs and freshwater areas. It is home to kauri forest, pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), kanuka (Kunzea ericoides), Great Barrier tree daisy (Olearia allomii), kaka, brown teal, spotless crake, fernbird, rare frogs, paua slugs and niho taniwha (chevron skink).
It is the largest Department of Conservation park in the Auckland Region, similar in size to the Hunua Regional Park and Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. It is also the largest possum-free forest in New Zealand.
The park opened the following year in 2015.
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- "Kauri dieback survey set for Aotea". Auckland Council. Our Auckland. 30 October 2020.
- Hutt, Kendall (16 January 2020). "Kauri dieback: Ten tracks reopen on Great Barrier Island". stuff.co.nz. Stuff Travel.
- Neilson, Michael (1 December 2020). "Auckland's Hauraki Gulf islands at risk from development, lack of protection: 'Death by a thousand cuts'". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. New Zealand Herald.