New Zealand's national parks contain some of our most treasured wilderness areas. Watch the TV series Wild about New Zealand to see our national parks showcased.
Remote, rugged, immense, Te Urewera is famous for its lakes and forested beauty as well as its stormy history.
Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
Whanganui National Park is located in the south-west of New Zealand's North Island.
Egmont National Park can be found on the western coast of New Zealand's North Island. Here the volcano Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it is also known) rules supreme.
Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track.
Created in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand's newest and the second largest national park. It's located in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island.
Nelson Lakes National Park is situated in the north of New Zealand's South Island. The gateway to the park is St Arnaud, a 1-2 hour drive from Nelson or Blenheim.
Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline, are all packed into one national park.
Arthur's Pass National Park is situated between Canterbury and the West Coast in the South Island of New Zealand.
Westland Tai Poutini National Park is located about half way down the South Island on the West Coast of New Zealand.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.
Mount Aspiring National Park is a wonderful mixture of remote wilderness, high mountains and beautiful river valleys. It is a walker's paradise and a must for mountaineers.
Fiordland National Park has spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.
Rakiura National Park is located on New Zealand's Stewart Island/Rakiura. The park covers about 157,000 ha and makes up about 85 percent of the island.
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