The summit of 1490 meter Trident Peak, Kahurangi National Park
Image: Crystal Brindle | ©



Located in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, Kahurangi is New Zealand's second largest national park. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.

Find things to do and places to stay Kahurangi National Park

Mangarakau Swamp is a great place to see wetland birds.

Some of the deepest caves in the world have been found in Kahurangi but they are not for the inexperienced.

The Karamea River is prized internationally for its trout fishing.

Remote, wild rivers are a feature of Kahurangi. Most are suitable for experienced kayakers only. Commercial rafting tours are available.

At Mangarakau Swamp you can kayak up Muddy Creek or the Wairoa River at high tide for an enchanting experience.


Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
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