VISIT Paparoa National Park:
Paparoa National Park was established in 1987, and has a total area of 106,562 acres (167 square miles, or 431 square kilometers).
|Address||4294 Coast Road Punakaiki, RD1 Runanga, West Coast, South Island, 7873|
|Learn More||Official Website|
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 Paparoa 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 Paparoa National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Paparoa National Park are January, February, March & April.
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Paparoa 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 Paparoa National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Paparoa National Park.
|Arthur’s Pass National Park||98 km|
|Nelson Lakes National Park||101 km|
|Kahurangi National Park||139 km|
|Westland Tai Poutini National Park||189 km|
|Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park||198 km|
|Mount Aspiring National Park||323 km|
|Egmont National Park||376 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 Paparoa National Park:
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 Paparoa National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
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 Paparoa National Park.
|Christchurch International Airport||CHC||Christchurch,||185 km|
|Wellington International Airport||WLG||Wellington,||291 km|
|Auckland International Airport||AKL||Auckland,||628 km|
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 Paparoa National Park.
|Westport Airport||WSZ||,||35 km|
|Hokitika Airfield||HKK||,||84 km|
|Nelson Airport||NSN||Nelson,||170 km|
|Woodbourne Airport||BHE||Blenheim,||210 km|
|Timaru Airport||TIU||,||253 km|
|Oamaru Airport||OAM||,||328 km|
|Wanaka Airport||WKA||Wanaka,||347 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.