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New Zealand Bush

The bush is a term used for rural, undeveloped land or country areas in many places, such as Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, and Alaska.

In Australia it can include agricultural areas and regional settlements, and is more than a simple urban/rural contrast definition. The term is quite specific and does not include the even more remote areas that constitute the outback.

But in New Zealand, the term has a more specific connotation that of isolated, heavily forested countryside, as opposed to the open coastal plains and tussock-covered high country. Bush always refers to areas of native trees rather than exotic forests.

In the North Island the largest areas of bush cover the main ranges stretching north-northeast from Wellington towards East Cape, notably including the Urewera Ranges, and the catchment of the Whanganui River. Significant stands remain in Northland and the ranges running south from the Coromandel Peninsula towards Ruapehu, and isolated remnants cap various volcanoes in Taranaki, the Waikato, the Bay of Plenty and the Hauraki Gulf.
kiokio
kiokio
Tree ferns and grey sky
Tree ferns and grey sky
Tree ferns and grey sky
Tree ferns and grey sky
View over the hills
View over the hills
Trees on the skyline
Trees on the skyline
Tall Tree Ferns, before the rain
Tall Tree Ferns, before the rain
Tall Tree Ferns
Tall Tree Ferns
Kawakawa
Kawakawa
Beauty of the Forest.jpg
Beauty of the Forest.jpg
Rimu tree in the middle of the path.
Rimu tree in the middle of the path.
Fern frond
Fern frond
Tane Mahuta - King of the Forest
Tane Mahuta - King of the Forest
Yound and Old
Yound and Old
New Zealand's iconic Silver Fern
New Zealand's iconic Silver Fern
Dying fern.jpg
Dying fern.jpg
Waitakere Ranges
Waitakere Ranges
Bush Drive.jpg
Bush Drive.jpg
New Zealand Native Bush.jpg
New Zealand Native Bush.jpg
Bush View to Rangitoto.jpg
Bush View to Rangitoto.jpg
Kiwi Cabbage Farm.jpg
Kiwi Cabbage Farm.jpg
Standing out in a crowd.jpg
Standing out in a crowd.jpg
Amanita muscaria among the ferns.jpg
Amanita muscaria among the ferns.jpg
Hallucinogenic Beauties.jpg
Hallucinogenic Beauties.jpg
Amanita muscaria 1.jpg
Amanita muscaria 1.jpg
Amanita muscaria 2.jpg
Amanita muscaria 2.jpg
Amanita muscaria 3.jpg
Amanita muscaria 3.jpg
Amanita muscaria 4.jpg
Amanita muscaria 4.jpg
Mushrooms growing in the undergrowth
Mushrooms growing in the undergrowth
Mushrooms
Mushrooms