Mason Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Mason Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Description: The Mason Bay is a beach on the west coast of Stewart Island / Rakiura extending from the Inner Ernest Island at The Gutter north towards Mason Head.
The Mason Bay and its hinterland contains one of the most extensive inland dune systems in the Southern Hemisphere, with dunes extending inland for nearly three kilometres and reaching over 200 metres in height. This is one of New Zealand’s last trangressive dune systems (also known as mobile or migratory dunes and sand drifts). A range of locally endemic plants and invertebrates can be found in these environments. (source: DOC website)

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Keywords: New Zealand, Rakiura, Stewart Island, Mason Bay, water, ocean, beach, Marram Grass, Ammophila arenaria, weed, sand dunes, dune

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