Story: Landscapes – overview

Rain and rainforest

Lush rainforests grow on the South Island’s West Coast, which receives much of the moisture carried across the Tasman Sea by prevailing westerly winds.

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Eileen McSaveney. 'Landscapes – overview - Formation of landscapes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 18-Dec-14