Kahurangi National Park
Alerts Modified Date: 2023-5-27 > Predator control for Ōpārara and Heaphy Lowland area > Heaphy Track partially closed – through trips not possible except by pre-arranged helicopter transfer > Wilding conifer control operation - Kahurangi National Park > Heaphy Track construction > Ōparara Arch Track upgrade and road closure > Crazy Paving Cave closure
Kahurangi National Park Created in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand\'s newest national parks, and at 452,002 hectares it is also the second 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.