Kahurangi is second largest National Park in New Zealand and is situated in the northwest of the South Island. It was established in 1996 and covers an area of 452,000 ha.
Kahurangi National Park contains some of the oldest and most diverse landforms in the country that suggest the land's relation to the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. Kahurangi's landscapes range from untouched coastal forests, feral rivers and limestone caves to icy mountaintops and alpine herb fields.
Altogether, Kahurangi National Park has almost 600 km of walking tracks. A well-organised network of these tracks stretches across the park offering all challenging levels. The most famous is the Heaphy Track, one New Zealand's "Great Walks".