Boating in New Zealand
Bungy jumping in New Zealand
Fishing in New Zealand
Mountain biking in New Zealand
Walking along the Queenstown wharf
Zorbing in New Zealand
Scenic Train in New Zealand

Explore Kahurangi National Park

Image Soure: Tourism New Zealand. Kahurangi National Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Kahurangi National Park
Nelson, New Zealand
Photographer: Gareth Eyres
(www.exposure.co.nz)

The Kahurangi National Park is located in the Nelson region of New Zealand.

Covering about 452,000 hectares, the Kahurangi National Park is the second largest national park in New Zealand. Newly created in 1996, Kahurangi is also one of New Zealand's newest national parks.

The Kahurangi National Park offers some 570 kilometres of walking and tramping tracks, including world-renown Heaphy Track and the Wangapeka Track.

Kahurangi is the backdrop for many scenes in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

There are many backcountry huts and several campsites available for accommodation within Kahurangi National Park. A wide variety of accommodation is also available in the nearby towns, from backpackers to luxurious lodges.

Kahurangi National Park Activities

Kahurangi National Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Kahurangi National Park
Nelson, New Zealand

Activities in Kahurangi National Park include:

  • Bushwalking, tramping
  • Mountain biking, cycling
  • Caving
  • Rafting, kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting (with permit)
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Camping, picknicking
  • Guided activities

Kahurangi National Park Conservation

The Kahurangi National Park is managed by the Department of Conservation. Some things to remember include:

  • Do not take dogs or other animals into the reserve
  • Light fires only in designated areas
  • Take your rubbish away with you
  • Do not remove or disturb any artifacts or other historic remains
  • Camp only in designated camping areas

» Nelson Regional Information

» Nelson Travel Directory

» Tramping, Hiking and Guided Walks Directory

Featured

 
Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Stay locally with Top 10 and the kids stay free.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Tour options for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Active New Zealand

Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty has you covered with 30 locations.

Featured

 
Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Stay locally with Top 10 and the kids stay free.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Tour options for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Active New Zealand

Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty has you covered with 30 locations.