Kahurangi National Park, NZ

Kahurangi National Park

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VISIT Kahurangi National Park:

Park Details

Kahurangi National Park was established in 1996, and has a total area of 1,119,125 acres (1,749 square miles, or 4,531 square kilometers).

Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa, 79 Trafalgar Street, Karamea, South Island, 7073
Entrance FeeFree
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Kahurangi National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Kahurangi National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Kahurangi National Park are January, February, March & April.

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Avg Temp616158544945444548515458
Max Temp706965615651505255596367
Avg Temp484946434138363738404246
Min Temp404138353230292829313438
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Kahurangi National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Kahurangi National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Kahurangi National Park.

Nelson Lakes National Park96 km
Paparoa National Park139 km
Arthur’s Pass National Park211 km
Egmont National Park239 km
Whanganui National Park286 km
Westland Tai Poutini National Park326 km
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park334 km
Abel Tasman National Park334 km
Tongariro National Park334 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Kahurangi National Park:

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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Kahurangi National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Kahurangi National Park.

Wellington International AirportWLGWellington, 193 km
Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 266 km
Auckland International AirportAKLAuckland, 494 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Kahurangi National Park.

Nelson AirportNSNNelson, 63 km
Westport AirportWSZ, 106 km
Woodbourne AirportBHEBlenheim, 122 km
Hokitika AirfieldHKK, 220 km
Wanganui AirportWAGWanganui, 246 km
New Plymouth AirportNPLNew Plymouth, 271 km
Palmerston North AirportPMR, 274 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.