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National Parks in South Island (II)

Continue south, here are even more national parks for you to discover.

Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's pass national park/ Elements Adventures

Arthur's pass national park, located in the middle part of South Island, has featured with the New Zealand's most scenic mountain pass. You may explore the park in two ways: by road or by rail. TranzApline Express, one of the world's most scenic train journeys will pass through the Arthur's pass national park, which will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Or, you may just drive the scenic highway there.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland tai poutini national park/ Elements Adventures

Westland tai poutini national park, located on the western coast of South Island, has featured with the world-class scenic landscape. Tourists usually visiting the park with the purpose to explore the Franz and Fox Josef glaciers. Apart from the glacier walks, you can also go on birdwatching, kayaking, or have some backcountry walks here.

Mt Cook National Park

Mt cook national park/ Elements Adventures

Mt cook national park, located in the heart of South Island, is home of the highest mountains and longest glaciers. It's a permanent snow fields and a perfect location to go on stargazing. New Zealand's South Island has been recognised as an international dark sky reserve, and the Mt cook region has even been labelled as one of the best stargazing sites on earth.

Mt Aspirating National Park

Mt aspirating national park/ Elements Adventures

Mt aspirating national park, located in the southern Alps of the South Island, is a hiker's paradise offering a breath-taking range of landscapes. The park consists the world heritage area, so you are going to find one of the world's mind-blowing landscapes here.


Well, it is winter now, which must be cold in South Island and even colder in the glaciers regions. Just make sure you've got enough clothing when you go there. Wish you a wonderful trip in New Zealand! And don't forget to leave comments below.

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