Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Tannin-stained stream

Tannin-stained stream

Many of Stewart Island’s streams have a brown colour from the tannins they accumulate as vegetation rots. This one is on the walking track between Mason Bay and Freshwater Hut.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - New Zealand’s third main island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37618/tannin-stained-stream (accessed 24 March 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015