Kahurangi National Park is located in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand and covers 4,529 square kilometers. Kahurangi National Park is the second largest of New Zealand’s fourteen national parks. Within the national park boundaries, there are some of the oldest rocks, strangest plants and rarest birds in the country.
What to do:
The most popular activities in Kahurangi National Park are the long and short walks.
The most famous is the Heaphy Track that takes 3 to 5-day of walking and bring you to explores a diverse range of forest, beaches and tussock downs. Another walk is the Wangapeka Track, that go from east to west of the park, also taking between 3 and 5 days. There are many shorter walks in the park, which begin at access roads.
We have done just a bit of the Heaphy Track, unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to do all.
When to go:
Kahurangi National Park as said is located in the west side of the South Island, it rains almost through the year. The dryer summer months between November and January are the best time to visit the park.