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Description: New Zealand's national parks cover more than 30,000 square kilometres, full to the brim with beautiful, natural scenery ready to explore.
The Tongariro National Park encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu and features some of New Zealand’s most contrasting landscapes.
This national park is home to the mystical Whanganui River, New Zealand’s longest navigable waterway.
With more than 300 kilometres of scenic walking tracks, Egmont National Park is a dream destination for enthusiastic hikers.
Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park- but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure.
Diverse and wild, Kahurangi is an enticing world of marble mountains and peaceful, palm-fringed beaches.
Arthur's Pass is the highest pass over the Southern Alps. Long before surveyor Arthur Dudley Dobson found his way over in 1864, it was known to Maori.
Discover amazing pancake rocks, lush native forests, delicate cave formations and limestone canyons – all in one beautifully diverse national park.
Mt Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand, helped Sir Edmund Hillary to develop his climbing skills in preparation for the conquest of Everest.
Stretch your legs and feed your soul in this beautiful wilderness of native forests, towering mountains and long river valleys.
Abel Tasman – Known as the finest coastal walk in the country with golden beaches and sculptured granite cliffs surrounded by diverse native forest. Featuring the Abel Tasman Coast Track Great Walk.
Aoraki/Mount Cook – New Zealand's great alpine park with the highest mountains and the largest glaciers.
Arthur's Pass – A park of contrasts, with dry beech/tawhai forest in the east and luxuriant rainforest on western slopes.
Egmont – Dominated by the 2518m high volcanic peak of Mt Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont), which offers a challenging climb and spectacular views.
Fiordland – One of the great wilderness areas of the Southern Hemisphere with The Kepler, Milford and Routeburn tracks, each highlighting different aspects of this spectacular park.
Kahurangi – Covering the West Coast at the top of the South Island it includes the Heaphy Track, the longest of the country’s Great Walks.
Mount Aspiring – Straddling the southern end of the Southern Alps it’s a walker's paradise and a must for mountaineers. The three largest of 100 glaciers in the region flank Mount Aspiring itself.
Nelson Lakes – Protects the northern-most Southern Alps and offers tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes both big and small.
Paparoa – Most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the settlement of Punakaiki.
Rakiura National Park – Explore pristine beaches, sheltered inlets, and coastal forest, and see seals, penguins, kiwi, weka and many other birds. Makes up about 85 percent of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Te Urewera – Most famous for its remote, rugged forest and lakes, it includes the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.
Tongariro – A dual World Heritage area and a place of extremes and surprises; featuring active volcanoes and the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk.
Westland Tai Poutini – Extends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote beaches of the wild West Coast.
Whanganui – Tramping tracks through wild lowland forests and river trips down the mighty Whanganui are popular activities.