Must Visit National Parks

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New Zealand has so many things to see and do that you will definitely be spoilt for choice. Generally January and February are New Zealand’s warmest months and July the coldest. Below you will find a list of New Zealand National Parks for you to visit. We have searched and collected a listing of unforgettable New Zealand Top destinations – each with detailed information and video clips to give you even greater understanding about the destination. Places include Fiordland National Park, Abel Tasman, Tongariro National Park and many more.

Fiordland National Park

Fiorland offers over 1 million hectares of wilderness, New Zealand’s biggest National park. Te Anau is the starting point for most ventures into Fiordland. A relaxed introduction to the park is a day sailing on the Manuska, however the best way to see Fiorland is on foot. There is over 500km of tracks, anything from a half hour stroll to a week or more. It can rain up to 200 days a year in the rainforests, for most settled weathers after Christmas but that’s when the crowds come. Fiordlands best known tracks are the Milford where bookings are essential, the Routeburn Track, Hollyford, the only major track in Fiordland at low altitude which can be walked in any season and Kepler Track, 65km long and takes 4 days to walk. read more

Abel Tasman National Park

Situated at the top of the South Island is New Zealand’s smallest National Park, famous for its golden beaches, wildlife encounters and Abel Tasman Coast Track. A great place to visit at any time of the year. read more

Mount Cook

Mount Cook is the highest Peak in New Zealand and a popular tourist attraction and favourite place for mountain climbers. It is situated in the Canterbury region of the South Island, deep in the heart of the Southern Alps and is part of the South Westland World Heritage area. The landscape here will just blow you away it read more

Westland National Park

Situated in the South Island of New Zealand is Westland National Park, well known for its diverse landscape, scenic lakes and over 60 glaciers, two of which are Franz Joseph Glacier and Fox Glacier – the only glaciers in the world to flow down to dense moderate rainforest. The Westland National Park also shares a border with Mount Cook National Park. Scenic Flights can be booked that will take you around Mt Cook and Westland National Parks. read more

Tongariro National Park

Also know as Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings, The Tongariro National Park is situated in the Taupo region. It is one of the World Heritage Parks and one of the oldest National Parks in the world. You can enjoy the views of the parks three magnificent active volcanoes – Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe and the beautiful crater lakes at Tongariro National Park read more

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