Visit New Zealand's National Parks

New Zealand's 13 national parks showcase more than 30,000 square kilometres of diverse, natural scenery ready to explore by foot, boat, car or air.

Spend time in New Zealand's national parks and you'll begin to understand the soul of this place. New Zealand's national parks are treasured and preserve our natural heritage, forests, wildlife and landscapes, close to - if not exactly, as it was before people arrived here.

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro National Park encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu and features some of New Zealand’s most contrasting landscapes.

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui National Park
This national park is home to the mystical Whanganui River, New Zealand’s longest navigable waterway.

Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park
With more than 300 kilometres of scenic walking tracks, Egmont National Park is a dream destination for enthusiastic hikers.

Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park
Diverse and wild, Kahurangi is an enticing world of marble mountains and peaceful, palm-fringed beaches.

Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park
The Nelson Lakes National Park is an enchanting alpine landscape of rugged peaks, forests and stunning glacial lakes.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park- but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure.

Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park
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.

Paparoa National Park

Paparoa National Park
Discover amazing pancake rocks, lush native forests, delicate cave formations and limestone canyons – all in one beautifully diverse national park.

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook 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.

Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park
Stretch your legs and feed your soul in this beautiful wilderness of native forests, towering mountains and long river valleys.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Release your inner explorer in a pristine national park that offers a wide selection of tempting and impressive terrain.

Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park
One of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand; the Fiordland National Park never fails to enthral travellers.

Rakiura National Park

Rakiura National Park
Many people think of New Zealand as two islands, when it is actually three. Subantarctic Stewart Island lies 30 kilometres south of the South Island.

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