Story: Wairarapa region

Lake Wairarapa

Lake Wairarapa

Lake Wairarapa, seen beyond the Tauherenīkau River delta, is the largest wetland in the lower North Island. It is an important habitat for native plants, birds and fish, including native turf plants, the Australasian bittern, eel and black flounder.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017