Keywords:alpine, Alpine zone, Fiordland, forest, Location, mountains, Murchison Mountains, Mystery Creek, New Zealand, river, wilderness
Dimensions4121 x 2747
Original file size14.6 MB
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified25-May-11 06:22
Mystery Burn 1
View of the forest-covered stream in the Mystery Burn.
The Murchison Mountains are located to the west of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland National Park. The rediscovery in 1948 of the takahe, a large, flightless rail; generated considerable international interest and prompted the New Zealand Government to declare the Murchison Range of 50,000 hectares, as a "Special Area". There are tight restrictions upon access in this area and with extensive predator trapping and deer control, it is a haven for a wealth of native fauna and flora such as takahe, mohua and whio.