Story: West Coast region

West Coast National Parks

The West Coast has more national parks than any other region. Two – Westland Tai Poutini and Paparoa – are entirely within the West Coast, and parts of Kahurangi, Arthur’s Pass and Mt Aspiring are also in the region. It also has the Victoria Forest Park and a large part of the Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, which includes the whole of Westland Tai Poutini and Mt Aspiring national parks, and nearby conservation land.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Tourism and outdoor recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/21156/west-coast-national-parks (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016