Tourism in new zealand is estimated to contribute to 4 of the country s gdp. National park is a small town on the north island central plateau in new zealand.
The largest national park of new zealand fiordland national park is the epitome of beauty.
Natural park new zealand. The standout features are the three volcanoes mt tongariro mt ruapehu and mt ngauruhoe. Also known as national park village it is the highest urban township in new zealand at 825 metres. Tongariro national park ˈ t ɒ ŋ ɡ ə r ɪr oʊ.
Other large national parks in new zealand include westland tai poutini national park 1 175km2 arthur s pass national park 1 144 km 2 nelson lakes national park 1 018 km 2 tongariro national park 796 km 2 whanganui national park 742 km 2 and aoraki mount cook national park 707 km 2. Tongariro national park was the sixth national park established in the world. Tɔŋaɾiɾɔ is the oldest national park in new zealand located in the central north island it has been acknowledged by unesco as a world heritage site of mixed cultural and natural values.
0 3 mi from national park village. New zealand s first national park recognised as one of the 27 world heritage sites that are of both outstanding natural and cultural value. It is also a unesco world heritage centre.
0 1 mi from national park village. New zealand s 13 national parks showcase more than 30 000 square kilometres of diverse natural scenery ready to explore by foot boat car or air. Gifted to the crown by te heuheu tūkino iv the park includes several sacred māori sites and three active volcanoes ruapehu ngauruhoe and tongariro.
Find out more about what backpackers can do in this region in our tongariro guide for backpackers. Tongariro national park new zealand. The glaciers carved the fiords thousands of years ago and in my opinion it s become the crowning glory of new zealand.
A mix of the charming modern and tried and true. Adventure lodge motel. Its name derives from its location just outside the boundary of tongariro national park new zealand s first national park and its only national park from its creation in 1887 until 1900.
Tongariro became the first national park in new zealand in 1887. The active volcanic mountains ruapehu ngauruhoe and. New zealand s national parks contain some of our most treasured wilderness areas.
While it may be the smallest in terms of size it definitely punches above its weight thanks to the impressive scenery that attracts a huge number of tourists each and every year. Tongariro national park new zealand. Look in any direction and nature is ready with its magic wand to enthral you.
Abel tasman national park s pristine turquoise waters stunning sandy beaches and forest covered hinterlands are breathtakingly beautiful and are unlike any other national park in new zealand.