Top five special lists: places, plants, birds – kiwis have their say!

Quintessentially Kiwi Survey results

After a survey of us kiwi, New Zealand’s Dept of Conservation says these are our ‘top fives’ … so if you are a visitor to NZ, check out what we like and value in our country: read more here

Top 5 special places

Sir Edmond Hillary's' statue at Mt Cook/Aoraki. NZ
  • Stewart Island – 20%
  • Fiordland – 18%
  • Cape Reinga – 17%
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook – 14%

    Pohutukawa
  • Rotorua – 13%

Top 5 native plants

  • Pohutukawa – 33%

    Kea (our native mountain parrot)
  • Kauri – 31%
  • Kowhai – 19%
  • Rimu – 16%
  • Rata – 12%

Top 5 native birds

  • Kiwi – 66%
  • Tui – 41%
  • Kakapo – 38%
  • Kea – 31%
  • Fantail – 22%

Author: Heather - the kiwi travel writer

Nomadic travel-writer, photographer, author & blogger. See more on http://kiwitravelwriter.com and Amazon for my books (heather hapeta)