Whanganui National Park
The Whanganui National Park is a national park located in the North Island of New Zealand. Established in 1986, it covers an area of 742 km² bordering the Whanganui River. It incorporates areas of Crown land, former state forest and a number of former reserves. The river itself is not part of the park.
|Whanganui National Park|
Whanganui River flows through Whanganui National Park.
|Location||Wanganui, New Zealand|
|Nearest city||Wanganui, New Zealand|
|Area||742 km2 (286 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Department of Conservation|
Flora and faunaEdit
The park protects the habitat of several thousand North Island brown kiwi, and the also-endangered blue duck. Other birds in the park include the grey warbler, New Zealand pigeon, silvereye, tomtit, tui and whitehead.
- Department of Conservation: "Whanganui National Park", retrieved 21 April 2013
- "Data Table - Protected Areas - LINZ Data Service". Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
- Department of Conservation: "Whanganui National Park. Flora & fauna", retrieved 21 April 2013