National Parks

A complete guide to the national parks of New Zealand. Check out all the best walks, multi-day hikes, activities and accommodation in the national parks of New Zealand.

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The national park with all the ice. Crampons at the ready! Westland […]

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Rakiura National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Stewart Island’s national Park. By walking in the Rakiura National Park, you […]

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Paparoa National Park – Guide for Backpackers

That place with the pancake rocks. Rocks! Rocks everywhere! Stacked one, pancake […]

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Mt Aspiring National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Something to aspire to… Hike, fly, jetboat, ski and canyon at the […]

Kahurangi National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The wilderness of the West Coast. You can’t stay in the Kahurangi […]

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Arthur’s Pass National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Live the “high” life in highest mountain pass. In some parts of […]

Aoraki Mt Cook National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The mountains are waiting… With the highest mountain, longest glacier and the […]

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Abel Tasman National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Sun, sand and seals. It may be the smallest national park at […]

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Nelson Lakes National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The Southern Alps starts here! This adventure playground, covering 102000ha, has mountain […]

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Egmont National Park – Guide for Backpackers

New Zealand’s most circular national park. Gracefully shaped, Mt Taranaki / Mt […]

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Fiordland National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Cruise the fiords and get harassed by a kea in Fiordland! Once again, […]

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Whanganui National Park – Guide for Backpackers

A real insight to the New Zealand countryside. Made up of dense […]

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Tongariro National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Welcome to volcano country! The Tongariro National Park answers the “burning” question: […]

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