Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

Te Wāhipounamu (Māori for “the place of greenstone”) is a World Heritage Site in the south west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.

Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1990 and covering 26,000 km², the site incorporates four national parks:

Aoraki/Mt Cook
Fiordland
Mt Aspiring
Westland
It is thought to contain some of the best modern representations of the original flora and fauna present in Gondwana, one of the reasons for listing as a World Heritage site.

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Te Wāhipounamu (Māori for "the place of greenstone") is a World Heritage Site in the south west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.

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