Public perceptions of outstanding natural landscapes in the Auckland region
There are many planning and policy decisions relating to land management that require some level of input from the public. One such area is public perception of the natural character of the landscape. This research reports on how members of the public and some key informants defined outstanding natural landscapes in the Auckland region. A total of 219 respondents completed 229 responses to photographs presented in sets of 30 for coastal, estuary and harbour, lowland, and hills landscapes, plus a combined set with examples from all four types of landscape.