Check out details of New Zealand's National Parks on Te Ara (The Encyclopedia of New Zealand)

 

 


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

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

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

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

Manawhatu/Whanganui, Whanganui NP

The Whanganui River winds its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea through countless…

Nelson/Tasman, Abel Tasman NP

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

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

During the last Ice Age massive glaciers gouged out troughs in the mountainous headwaters…

Otago, Mt Aspiring NP

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

Southland, Fiordland NP

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

Southland, Rakiura NP

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

Taranaki, Egmont NP

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

West Coast, Paparoa NP

Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams,…

West Coast, Westland Tai Poutini NP

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