Introduction

Find out about this school field trip that explores the cultural and natural significance of Peel Forest.

Peel Forest Park is situated along the foothills of the Southern Alps by the Rangitata River in the Geraldine District, mid-Canterbury.

Peel Forest is a remnant of a magnificent podocarp forest which once covered a huge area in mid-Canterbury. Now only 700 hectares remain, but what is left of the forest is rich and diverse.

In a field trip to Peel Forest students can learn about the forest environment and gain knowledge of Māori medicine from the forest environment.

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