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New Zealand's National Parks

New Zealand's National Parks are our most precious assets. They are the cornerstone of New Zealand's pure image, and something every New Zealander cherishes. With more than 30,000 square kilometres of National Parks, there are many great opportunities to explore our unique flora and fauna. Of our 13 National Parks, 5 have world heritage status, and all offer incredible landscapes to explore.

Many of New Zealand's National Parks are easily accessible and offer a variety of ways to explore; including hiking, cycling, kayaking and guided tours. Be sure to add these to your New Zealand Itinerary. 

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North Island

New Zealand's North Island is incredibly diverse. Cities buzzing with life, deserted beaches, rainforests, volcanic plateaus and tons of great activities to enjoy. From the cafe quarters of Auckland city to the rugged coast line of the Wairarapa region, the North Island is a great place to explore.
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Home to much of New Zealand's iconic scenery from the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park to the rugged West Coast and its glaciers to the majestic Southern Alps and the world heritage area of Fiordland National Park
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