Photo of the week: Mount Allen

Department of Conservation —  19/04/2017

Today’s photo of the week is the impressive view from Mount Allen in the Tin Range, a remote mountain range on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

Mount Allen lies within Rakiura National Park and is the second-highest peak on on Stewart Island rising to a height of 750 metres.

Mount Allen. Photo: Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls.

Department of Conservation botanists recently discovered a rare native buttercup growing on the side of Mount Allen.

Approximately 50 Mount Allen buttercup (Ranunculus viridis) plants were found within the inhospitable and often cloud-covered, rocky landscape.

Stewart Island is a hotspot for endemic plants with at least 28 native plants, many of them alpine species, found there.

Photo: Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls

2 responses to Photo of the week: Mount Allen

    Klaartje Van Schie 20/04/2017 at 8:38 am

    Good memories of SI! Will be going back there one day:))

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    Been a long time since I was at Stewart Island – think a trip may be due there this winter. Beautiful part of our country.