As one of the most raw and contrasting landscapes in New Zealand and with three active volcanoes towering above a rugged wonderland of golden tussocks, rushing rivers and shimmering lakes, there are countless reasons to visit Tongariro National Park.

Here are five that are sure to entice you to this fabulously unique UNESCO Site.

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moatrek

You've probably heard of Abel Tasman National Park, it's one of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand.   Here are our picks for what to see and to do in and around Abel Tasman.  Perched at the top of the South Island, Abel Tasman National Park is famous for its stunning coastal vistas. Bursting with native fauna, playful wildlife, jagged granite headlands and golden stretches of sand, there are so many ways to fully experience this coastal paradise.

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moatrek

At the very tip of New Zealand’s South Island, Abel Tasman National Park is known for its picturesque coastal beauty. The spaces between trees and tide line are filled with calm, golden beaches; marble headlands jut out into the ocean and clear streams tumble lazily towards the beaches. It’s a coastal paradise where visitors can paddle, hike, swim, snorkel – or simply relax and admire the view.

Author
moatrek

Linking Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park, this famous hike – one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks – offers an epic adventure in the Great Outdoors. At 32km long (19.8mi), hiking the Routeburn Track takes around 3 days. Popular among visitors and locals alike, the track is famous for its crystal-clear rivers, Middle-earth like Beech forests, awesome mountain vistas and impressive waterfalls.

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moatrek