Southland National Parks
New Zealand has 14 National Parks throughout the country and many Regional Parks. Southland National Parks and Regional Parks are vast protected areas of our most treasured wilderness - forests, wildlife and landscapes. more
Offering many days of hiking for the intrepid traveller, and camping along walking tracks, you can discover the most dramatic and beautiful parts of our spectacular country, from the ancient rainforests to majestic mountains and waterfalls hundreds of metres tall. Short walks and accessible walking trails are also available.
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Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #TiakiPromise
Rakiura National Park is located on New Zealand's third island at the bottom of the South Island. About 85% of the whole island is within the park boundary and it has a unique charm all on its own. Coastal rainforests, freshwater wetlands, sand dunes and granite mountain ranges provide a backdrop for the native wildlife like the kiwi.
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