This is a reconnaissance survey report about the Whangaroa Ecological District for the Protected Natural Areas Programme.


Dramatic outcrops of volcanic rock amongst native bush characterise the steep and rugged Whangaroa landscape. The scenery in the outer Whangaroa Harbour is spectacular with dense forest reaching to the water’s edge, hanging valleys and a massive volcanic rock standing sentinel.

Despite extensive habitat modification, a wide range of plant species occur in this relatively small Ecological District, including an endemic species.

Because much of the native vegetation in the district is regenerating following extensive former clearance, there is a tendency to ascribe a lesser importance to it. However, several species which are threatened or of local or restricted distribution are found in these habitats, including the North Island brown kiwi.

Publication information

Published by:
Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy

© Crown copyright 1999
This report may be freely copied provided that the Department of Conservation is acknowledged as the source of the information.

ISSN 0112-9252
ISBN 0-478-21758-7


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