Best parks in Canterbury

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Explore the most popular parks in Canterbury with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best parks (48)
#1 - Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park has rugged landscapes full of rock and ice. There are many peaks including the highest peak in New Zealand; Aoraki or Mount Cook. Show more
#2 - Arthur's Pass National Park
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Arthur’s Pass National Park is full of tall mountains with steep slopes and gorges. Rivers wind their way through the park. This is a great park to climb peaks. Enjoy the tracks as you explore. Show more
#3 - Hakatere Conservation Park
Canterbury, New Zealand
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This park includes grassland, threatened plant species, wetlands, rivers and lakes. This trail has a long history as home to the seasonal trail of mahinga kai. This area was known for pastoral farming which can still be seen from the remnants of historic structures. Show more
#4 - Ruataniwha Conservation Park
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Ruataniwha is a Māori name and an important cultural, spiritual and historical location. There are many tracks to explore in the park. Show more
#5 - Ahuriri Conservation Park
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Ahuriri Conservation Park has rivers, valleys, and wetland. It is a great habitat for many endangered bird species. There are many different waterways that make the landscape unique. Be sure to visit the Ben Avon wetland which is accesible and provides great views. Show more
#6 - Craigieburn Forest Park
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Looking for a great trail in Craigieburn Forest Park, Canterbury? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Craigieburn Forest Park ranging from 3.5 to 8.5 miles and from 2,486 to 4,055 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!Show more
#7 - Godley Head Farm Park Reserve
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Looking for a great trail in Godley Head Farm Park Reserve, Canterbury? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Godley Head Farm Park Reserve ranging from 0.9 to 5.5 miles and from 29 to 744 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!Show more
#8 - Castle Rock Reserve
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Explore the most popular trails in Castle Rock Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more
#9 - Mount Fyffe Conservation Area
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Explore the most popular trails in Mount Fyffe Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more
#10 - Oxford Forest Conservation Area
Canterbury, New Zealand
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Looking for a great trail in Oxford Forest Conservation Area , Canterbury? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Oxford Forest Conservation Area ranging from 5.1 to 19.8 miles and from 1,125 to 2,463 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!Show more
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