Welcome to Kahurangi National Park
Around 85% of the 4520 sq km park is forested, and more than 50% of NZ’s plant species can be found here, including more than 80% of its alpine plant species. Among the park's 60 bird species are great spotted kiwi, kea, kaka and whio (blue duck). There are creepy cave weta, weird beetles and a huge, leggy spider, but there’s also a majestic and ancient snail known as Powelliphanta – something of a flag bearer for the park’s animal kingdom. If you like a field trip filled with the new and strange, Kahurangi National Park will certainly satisfy.