Story: Grasslands



These trampers are following a track near Borland Saddle in Fiordland National Park. Much of the South Island high country above the treeline is dominated by tussock grasslands. The higher rainfall areas are mostly formally protected as conservation land, in this case a national park. Trampers are familiar with these alpine tussock lands, which they call the ‘tops’.

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Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Land ownership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Alan F. Mark, published 24 Sep 2007