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Canterbury, Aoraki/Mt Cook NP

Canterbury, Aoraki/Mt Cook NP
Aoraki/Mount Cook (70,696 hectares) is New Zealand's great alpine park. It has the…

Canterbury, Arthurs Pass NP

Canterbury, Arthurs Pass NP
Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.…

Central North Island, Tongariro N.P.

Central North Island, Tongariro N.P.
Established in 1887, Tongariro was the first national park in New Zealand and the fourth…

East Coast, Te Urewera

East Coast, Te Urewera
Whilst no longer a National Park, Te Urewera still retains much of the access of a…

Manawhatu/Whanganui, Whanganui NP

Manawhatu/Whanganui, Whanganui NP
The Whanganui River winds its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea through countless…

Nelson/Tasman, Abel Tasman NP

Nelson/Tasman, Abel Tasman NP
Abel Tasman National Park (established in 1942) is renowned for its golden beaches,…

Nelson/Tasman, Kahurangi NP

Nelson/Tasman, Kahurangi NP
Parts of Kahurangi were occupied by Maori from the 14th Century and the coast was much…

Nelson/Tasman, Nelson Lakes NP

Nelson/Tasman, Nelson Lakes NP
During the last Ice Age massive glaciers gouged out troughs in the mountainous headwaters…

Otago, Mt Aspiring NP

Otago, Mt Aspiring NP
Mount Aspiring National Park (established in 1964) is a wonderful mixture of remote…

Southland, Fiordland NP

Southland, Fiordland NP
Fiordland National Park (established in 1952) is a vast, remote wilderness and the heart…

Southland, Rakiura NP

Southland, Rakiura NP
Rakiura National Park opened in 2002 and is the 14th of New Zealand's national parks. The…

Taranaki, Egmont NP

Taranaki, Egmont NP
Egmont National Park cover 33,534 hectares. Here the volcano Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it…

West Coast, Paparoa NP

West Coast, Paparoa NP
Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams,…

West Coast, Westland Tai Poutini NP

West Coast, Westland Tai Poutini NP
Westland Tai Poutini National Park (established 1960) extends from the highest peaks of…