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Fauna of Te Mata Park

There are many native birds of national and regional significance who call Te Mata Park home, along with additional visitors like the Kereru and the occasional New Zealand Falcon and Kaka.

Flora of Te Mata Park

Many significant native plants, some of them threatened species, can be found in Te Mata Park.

The Physical Environment

Geology of Te Mata Park

The Peak is a ‘Hogs Back’ ridge of erosion-resistant limestone dipping steeply to the west. These sedimentary rocks, originally deposited in horizontal layers on the seabed, have been tilted and bowed upward by the geological forces of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates.