New Zealand National Parks


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New Zealand National Parks

  1. 1. New Zealand National Parks <ul><li>The national parks of New Zealand are 14 protected areas . New Zealand's national parks are all culturally significant; many also contain historic features. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Te Urewera National Park <ul><li>Te Urewera National Park is the largest of the four in the North Island. The Park supports a variety of bird and flora life . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tongariro National Park <ul><li>Tongariro National Park was the fourth national park established in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand's oldest and the first national park, recognised as one of the 27 World Heritage Sites that are of both outstanding natural and cultural value. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Egmont National Park <ul><li>This park comprises the land about a nine-kilometre radius. </li></ul><ul><li>The symmetrical cone of the dormant volcano is a provincial landmark. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Whanganui National Park <ul><li>Whanganui National Park contains the largest lowland native forest in the North Island. I t incorporates areas of Crown land, former state forest and a number of former reserves. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Abel Tasman National Park <ul><li>Abel Tasman National Park is t he smallest national park . T his popular tourist destination has numerous tidal inlets and beaches of golden sand along the shores . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kahurangi National Park <ul><li>Situated in the north-west of the South Island Kahurangi contains spectacular and remote country, including the well-used Heaphy Track. Ancient landforms and unique flora and fauna add to the value of New Zealand's second largest national park. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Nelson Lakes National Park is a rugged, mountainous area in Nelson Region. It extends southwards and is home to a wide range of beautiful New Zealand birds. </li></ul>Nelson Lakes National Park
  9. 9. Paparoa National Park <ul><li>In Paparoa National Park the wind and the sea reign supreme. The wind shapes the forest and sculpts the monolithic cliffs. It includes the celebrated Pancake Rocks </li></ul>
  10. 10. Arthur's Pass National Park <ul><li>Arthur's Pass National Park is within a few hour's driving time of Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. This easy access for visitors, as well as the immediate access to the mountain trails from the village appears to lead to larger numbers of unprepared persons overstepping their abilities and getting into mortal peril. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fiordland National Park <ul><li>The largest national park in New Zealand and one of the largest in the world, the park covers the southwest corner of the South Island. The grandeur of its scenery, with its deep fiords , its glacial lakes, its mountains and waterfalls , make it a popular tourist destination. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Westland Tai Poutini National Park <ul><li>Westland National Park e xtends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to a wild remote coastline. Included in the park are glasiers , scenic lakes and dense rainforest , as well as remains of old gold mininig towns along the coast. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park <ul><li>More than 400 species of plants make up the vegetation in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, which include more than 100 introduced plant species . The park is home to many invertebrates, including large dragonflies, crickets, grasshoppers and 7 native butterflies. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mount Aspiring National Park <ul><li>Mount Aspiring National Park is a complex of impressively glaciated mountain scenery . The Green Party has warned that the park is one of New Zealand's main tourism drawcards, and that mining here could do significant damage to the country's image </li></ul>
  15. 15. Rakiura National Park <ul><li>Pakiura National Park in Stewart Island i s the newest New Zealand national park. It is made up of a network of former nature reserves , scenic reserves, and State Forest areas. </li></ul>