If you’ve ever seen amazing photos of New Zealand beauty and wondered if it was real, chances are it was taken in one of our national parks. Around 30% of the entire country’s area is made up of national parks and other protected areas, that means these areas are protected by laws making it really hard to build or change anything from it’s natural state. We reckon there’s just about enough building going on the world already and having specially protected areas that will stay this way for generations is part of what makes New Zealand an awesome country to visit.
New Zealand has 14 national parks, from Tongariro and Te Urewera in the north, through to Fiordland and Rakiura in the south. These really are New Zealand’s crown jewels, places that play a huge part in the New Zealand story, like Sir Edmund Hillary learning his climbing skills in Mt Cook and Fiordland, to our own memories from Kiwi summer holidays at Abel Tasman and school camps at Tongariro.
If you’re coming on holiday to New Zealand chances are you’ll be visiting quite of few of our parks - take a look through and find out what we love about our magical National Parks:
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