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Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson Region, New Zealand

Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson Region, New Zealand

Nelson Lakes National Park is located in the South Island of New Zealand. It was formed in 1956 and covers some 1,020 square kilometres (390 sq mi). It is centered at two large lakes, Rotoiti and Rotoroa. The park also includes surrounding valleys (including Travers, Sabine, and D’Urville, upper reaches of the Matakitaki) and mountain ranges (Saint Arnaud Range, Mount …

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Tararua Forest Park, Wellington Region, New Zealand

Tararua Forest Park, Wellington Region, New Zealand

Tararua Forest Park, often called the Tararuas is a protected area in the Wellington region of New Zealand. Its area is 116,535 ha (around 450 mi2), and its highest point, a peak called Mitre, is at 1571 m above sea level. It was established in 1954, as New Zealand’s first Forest Park, and is managed by the Department of Conservation …

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Tongariro National Park, Tongariro, Taupo and Ruapehu Regions, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park, Tongariro, Taupo and Ruapehu Regions, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. It has been acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Sites. Tongariro National Park was the fourth national park established in the world. The active volcanic mountains Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro are located in the centre …

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Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, New Zealand

Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, New Zealand

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Kaimanawa Forest Park, Tongariro and Taupo Regions, New Zealand

Kaimanawa Forest Park, Tongariro and Taupo Regions, New Zealand

User reviewed online profile of Kaimanawa Forest Park: Tongariro and Taupo regions, New Zealand. Plan your adventure holiday to Kaimanawa Forest Park armed with information and reviews provided by experts and by users. Find out about when to go, how to get there, what to do, best season to visit, its wildlife, habitat and much more… What to do in …

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Mount Aspiring National Park, Otago Region, New Zealand

Mount Aspiring National Park, Otago region New Zealand

Mount Aspiring National Park is in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, north of Fiordland National Park, and between Otago and south Westland. The park forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It was established in 1964 as New Zealand’s tenth National Park. The park covers 3,555 square kilometres (1,373 sq mi) at the …

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