Mt Arthur - Kahurangi National Park
Mt Arthur/Tableland is a distinctive area between the Cobb, Karamea and Baton Valleys to the north-west of the Motueka Valley, and covers an area of roughly 6,000 ha.
The rolling tussock grassland and mixed beech forest offers a mixture of open grassland and bush hunting. The geology is a mixture of ancient peneplain and marble landforms that were once buried deep in the earth crust.
Winter will see severe frosts and snow fall in the coldest months from June to August. In the summer, temperatures are milder but winter conditions can arrive unexpectedly. Rainfall is around 2500 mm per year and falls throughout the year.
Red deer and fallow deer are found in the area as well as a few pigs and goat
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