Saturday, 8 July 2017

winter learning journey

Nature and conservation

The area provides a range of spectacular mountain scenery, wide valleys, rivers and streams, lakes and tarns, beech forest, and waterfalls. Visitors are able to see and hear a range of native birds including bell birds and chi. It is also the location of some of  DOC's important work with endangered wildlife such as mohair and Makarios and native plants such as mistletoe.

Conservation history

Marble Hill, between Springs Junction and Maria Springs, holds a special place in the history of conservation in New Zealand. In 1997 the then Minister of Conservation announced the protection of a large area of beech and Podgorica forest containing ecological, wildlife and scenic reserves.

Getting there

Access to the scenic reserve is from SH7 (the Lewis Pass Highway), east of Reef-ton
click here The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve for more.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lucy,

    I love it that you're learning new things about New Zealand over the holiday. Can you please write about Marble Hill in your own words? Where is it? What makes it special? Our commenting team is looking for you to show us what you think and to tell us more about the places in New Zealand in your own words. To earn points for the programme, your blog posts have to be in your own words.

    Cheers :)