O'Neill's Bush, Mataura Floodplain
- Eastern Southland
- Area (ha):
- Ali Meade
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Largely a remnant lowland podocarp forest dominated by Totara, Kahikatea & Miro trees surrounded by diverse range of indigenous vegetation which includes Manuka, Tī Kōuka (Cabbage Tree), Narrow-leaf Mahoe & Patē (Seven Finger). Restoration planting around the edges along with pest plant control is slowly enhancing these valuable ecosystems. Possum, mustelid and rat control is ongoing. Tui, Korimako (Bellbird), Kererū, Pīwakawaka (Fantail) & Tīrairaka pango (Black Fantail) are regularly sighted. Public access with good parking, a nice, easy track and interpretation signage.
Gorge Road School, Tokanui School and Waimahaka School, Southland Community Nursery
Environment Southland, QEII.