Our Animals

The Park is home to a surprising array of animals including native bats, geckos and skinks, and the amazing carnivorous land snails, the Powelliphanta. Many animal species found in the Abel Tasman National Park are unique to this part of New Zealand. Both big tree and cave wetas are also present in the Park, and all of these wonderful creatures stand to benefit from the restoration work that Project Janszoon is actively engaged in.

nelson green gecko

Nelson Green Gecko

The Nelson Green Gecko is one of our rarest animals. Confined to the Nelson area, this gecko is known to be present on islands in the Abel Tasman National Park but is almost never seen. Without near-complete predator control, these beautiful animals will struggle in the wild. Nelson Green Geckos are active during the day and feed on moths and other...
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