A Band of Parks

The Te Wahipounamu-South West New Zealand World Heritage area stretches 280 miles from the mountainous north to the fiord-cut south. It encompasses nearly 10 percent of the country’s land, incorporates four of fourteen national parks, and is a stronghold of ancient flora and fauna.
*This map represents the new official height of Aoraki/Mount Cook; on January 17, it was adjusted to 12,218 feet (3,724 meters), 98 feet (30 M) lower than the previous figure.

Martin Gamache, NGM Staff
Sources: New Zealand Department of Conservation; Land Information New Zealand