Story: Ecoregions

Paterson Inlet, Stewart island

Paterson Inlet, Stewart island

Stewart Island, part of the windward ecoregion, has a cool, moist and windy climate. It is mostly covered in native plants, which often grow down to the high-tide mark. The vegetation pattern is a mosaic of forest, scrub, and open ground. The forests are dominated by rimu and kāmahi.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Windward districts: to the west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12580/paterson-inlet-stewart-island (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007