Explore Tai Poutini National Park

Are you a natural explorer at heart? Are you looking for a place full of natural beauty? Visit Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island! Add to your stack today to kick off your West Coast adventure!

Why should I visit Tai Poutini National Park?

Visitors of the Tai Poutini National park are in for a treat with its abundance of stunning scenery, tranquil walking trails, and popular tourist attractions!

The West Coast’s Tai Poutini National Park stretches from the tallest peaks of the Southern Alps all the way across to the Tasman Sea, split by the Alpine Fault.

The park is a mix of scenic contrasts, with snowy mountains, grand forested slopes, beautiful glaciers and treacherous gorges to the east of the fault, and is loaded with vast forests, lakes, marshes and wide river mouths to the west.

The National Park is known best for it’s two Glaciers, the Franz Josef Glacier and the Fox Glacier, where visitors of the area can explore walking trails parallel to the river valleys or go on guided adventures on the ice!

The Park is the foundation of Glacier Country and is also a pillar of the South West New Zealand UNESCO World Heritage Area.

  • Free of charge
  • Be cautious of environmentally dangerous areas
  • Plenty of walking trails and natural attractions to explore

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