Kōrero: Grasslands

Otago tussock landscape

Otago tussock landscape

The Redbank Scenic Reserve near Macraes Flat has a typical inland Otago landscape. Tussock grasslands once dominated the eastern South Island, before European farming began. In areas like this most tussocks have been burnt off and exotic grass species sown – as seen in the distance. The flatter areas have also been ploughed. The remaining tussocks are mostly in the steep gullies that cut through this rolling terrain.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10057882
Photograph by B. McKinley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Tussock grasslands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13332/otago-tussock-landscape (accessed 9 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Alan F. Mark, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007