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In New Zealand


Kia Ora!
Welcome to Aotearoa-New Zealand Great Outdoors!

Tongariro National Park
Marlborough Sounds
Kahurangi National Park
Nelson Lakes National Park
Arthur's Pass National Park
Westland/Cook National Park
Mt Aspiring National Park
Fjordland National Park
Other Parks
Flora and Fauna
Cooking tips
About this site...
Write to us!

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There are 13 National Parks in New Zealand, amounting to a total of 3 million hectares (12% of the whole country), 37% of the Crown-owned land administered by the

       Department of Conservation


About Tramping

After the gold digging pioneers, the deer culling gangs and the possum trappers have gone, the kiwi blokes are still taking to the hills for a spot of tramping. The hobnails boots, the swannie, the woolen strides worn over long johns, the oil skins to keep part of the wet out and the Canterbury Mule laden with a sack of flour, a pound of tea, sugar and baking powder, might have been replaced by more modern equipment but the spirit is not completely dead yet.
Dehydrated food has replaced baked beans or sausages cooked in yesterday's possum fat, unfortunately the traditional mug of tea is more often served with a packet of cookies than with camp oven baked scones.
Before ripstop nylon era the camp would have been a tent fly rigged between trees and a ground sheet.


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Map Tongariro National Park Marlborough Sounds Kahurangi National Park Nelson Lakes National Park Arthur's Pass National Park Westland/Cook National Park Mt Aspiring National Park Fjordland National Park Other Parks Flora and Fauna Tips Cooking tips About this site... Write to us!