Story: Natural environment

Taking to the hills (1st of 3)

Taking to the hills

Being able to go tramping (known as hiking in other countries) in the wilderness is often cited as one of the advantages of living in New Zealand. While some walks such as the Milford Track are renowned, there are hundreds of other tracks that offer similar experiences, without the crowds. Huge areas of the South Island are conservation lands; hundreds of huts and thousands of kilometres of tracks offer many opportunities. This photograph was taken in Kahurangi National Park, in the north-west of the South Island.

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Carl Walrond, 'Natural environment - The bush and its plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2678/taking-to-the-hills (accessed 18 November 2019)

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