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Natural environments of the Auckland region

Ngā taiao taketake o te rohe o Tāmaki Makaurau

​The Auckland region features different natural environments:

  • volcanic cones and craters
  • dunes
  • forests
  • streams and estuaries
  • rivers
  • ponds
  • lakes
  • wetlands
  • harbours
  • offshore islands.

These environments support different plants and animals.

Some of these plants and animals are not found anywhere else in the world.

For more information on the different environments in Auckland, see the Indigenous terrestrial and wetland ecosystems of Auckland guide.

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