The second-largest national park of the country, Kahurangi National Park is located towards the north-west of New Zealand's South Island and is considered to be the boundary that divides the Tasman Regions and the West Coast. Established in 1995, it is one of the country's newer parks and covers over 4,500 square kilometres of land area comprising a diverse variety of natural landscapes. Its name translates to 'treasured possession' in Maori and it is home to winding rivers, beautiful coastal forests and alpine herbfields, and will be a haven for all nature enthusiasts. The park is a prominent attraction amongst travellers sight-seeing in Nelson and receives several visitors throughout the year.
Around 2-3 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The surrounding scenery
Though designated prayer facilities at Kahurangi National Park will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of private area will be available around the park to use during prayer times. Travellers will have to keep in mind that there are no known mosques in Nelson and might need to travel to some of the prominent cities nearby.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Kahurangi National Park can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Nelson. Akbaba’s, The Boat Shed Café, Falafel Gourmet, Café Olive, Relish and Hopgood’s are a few popular Halal restaurants in Nelson. Muslim travellers will also be able to find a wealth of seafood options in Nelson since it is the largest fishing port in the entire Australasian region.