"Red Grass Landscapes" Molesworth Things to Do Tip by Kakapo2

Molesworth Things to Do: 26 reviews and 26 photos


In dry conditions and splendid sunshine you get this surreal composition of colours in the grasslands of the valley floor. Bright orange, like painted by Van Gogh.

Further on towards Muller Station, even the hills are covered in this monocultural red grass which makes it even look more surreal. It is a bit like the red rock deserts ? just that the red is not the colour of rocks but of the grass growing on the barren surface.

When you see this barren landscape you have to remember that before human settlement 95 per cent of New Zealand surface was covered in dense forests.

In the valley floor the grass landscapes are often dotted with Blue Borage and Sweet Briar.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2009
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