Whanganui National 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|
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.
Flora and fauna
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.
- Bridge to Nowhere, New Zealand
- National parks of New Zealand
- Protected areas of New Zealand
- Conservation in New Zealand
- Department of Conservation: "Whanganui National Park", retrieved 21 April 2013
- "Data Table - Protected Areas - LINZ Data Service". Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- Department of Conservation: "Whanganui National Park. Flora & fauna", retrieved 21 April 2013
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