Explore Kahurangi National Park
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
Activities in Kahurangi National Park include:
- Bushwalking, tramping
- Mountain biking, cycling
- Rafting, kayaking
- Hunting (with permit)
- 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