Created in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand's newest and the second largest national park. At 452,002 hectares it is also one of the largest. Translated, its name has a number of meanings including ''treasured possession', an apt description of its wonderfully diverse natural and recreational values. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.
Image: Dracophyllum traversii (Mountain Neinei), showing flower spikes. Mt Arthur, Kahurangi National Park, Aotearoa. By Bernard Smith (Blacksand) at en.wikipedia.org