Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

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VISIT Westland Tai Poutini National Park:

Park Details

Westland Tai Poutini National Park was established in 1960, and has a total area of 326,125 acres (510 square miles, or 1,320 square kilometers).

Address 69 Cron Street, Waiau, South Island, 7886
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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 Westland Tai Poutini 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 Westland Tai Poutini National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Westland Tai Poutini National Park are February, March, April & November.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation389252323328354348285327393443330445
Avg Temp616259545046444547505357
Max Temp737371645954515357606469
Avg Temp484846434037353536384145
Min Temp383936343128252527273136
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Westland Tai Poutini 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 Westland Tai Poutini 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 Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

NameDistance
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park18 km
Mount Aspiring National Park138 km
Arthur’s Pass National Park140 km
Paparoa National Park189 km
Nelson Lakes National Park263 km
Fiordland National Park318 km
Kahurangi National Park326 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 Westland Tai Poutini National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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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 Westland Tai Poutini 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 Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 191 km
Wellington International AirportWLGWellington, 448 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 Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Hokitika AirfieldHKK, 106 km
Timaru AirportTIU, 127 km
Wanaka AirportWKAWanaka, 159 km
Oamaru AirportOAM, 184 km
Queenstown International AirportZQNQueenstown, 208 km
Westport AirportWSZ, 223 km
Dunedin International AirportDUDDunedin, 275 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.