Kahurangi National Park

Photos and text by Jonathan Carr

Kahurangi National Park, formerly the North West Nelson State Forest Park, is New Zealand's newest and second largest National Park. Kahurangi is vast. It features large limestone mountains, excellent rafting on the Karamea river, giant carnivorous land snails and numerous walking tracks including the Heaphy Track. It also contains some of the longest/deepest known cave systems in the Southern Hemisphere. Awesome tramping! Unfortunately, some contentious mining and water rights still threaten its future.

Mt Owen (14k)
Fyfe river (47k) High quality version (133k)Replica Hill (46k)
Lake Bulmer (46k)Boulder choke, Fyfe river (37k)
Karst landscape (43k)Kahurangi from Mt Owen (42k)
Dusk on Mt Owen (49k)Fyfe river (51k)
Campsite, Mt Owen (50k)Fyfe river, lower gorge (44k)
Mt Owen

Mt Owen sunset (35k)

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