National parks cover some of the most scenic views of New Zealand's landscapes. Apart from north island, you can find the national parks in south island, too. And in fact, south island actually contains 10 national parks in total!
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman national park, located at the top of the south island, is New Zealand's smallest national park. However, it doesn't mean that it is not worth visiting. In fact, Abel Tasman national park is featured with its world-famous coastal track. Here the coastline is with clear blue waters and golden sands. Together with its mild climate, the park is a good place to visit all year round.
Kahurangi National Park
Kahurangi national park, located in the northwest corner of south island, is New Zealand's second largest national park. Here you can find some of the New Zealand's oldest rocks. And if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, here is the place where the movie filmed.
Nelson Lakes National Park
Nelson lakes national park, located at the north of the south island, is a pristine alpine area. The park covers a wide range of short and long walks, and is also the home to over 16 lakes. Here you will be able to find the Blue lake, the lake which has discovered to have the clearest natural freshwater in the world.
Paparoa National Park
Paparoa national park, located in the northern part of the south island's west coast, is well known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. But in fact, the park offers also an stunning coastline, coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams. There are so many worth visiting sights that are packed in this national park.
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