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Fauna Photo Gallery

Here are just a few of the fascinating "critters and creatures" you'll find in the Rimutaka Forest Park. The Park is home to a wide variety of birds, reptiles, amphibia, fish, mammals and invertebrates. Click on a thumbnail below to see a larger image:

Native fish (Kaora) found in many of the streams in the Park Our first-born kiwi chick viewed here soon after hatching A Giant Dragonfly
Peripatus Wellington Green Gecko Lizard
Carnivorous snail Wainuia Urnula Urnula Stoat
Native Praying Mantis Native wood pigeon (Kereru) foraging for food Koura - native freshwater crayfish - seen here at night in the clear waters of the Turere Stream