14 National Parks cover more than 30,000 square kilometers and contain New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery. It’s all here, from wild coastline to native forests, from glacial lakes to fjords, from mountains to volcanos (both active and dormant). All the National Parks are culturally significant and many contain interesting historical features. On North Island Te Urewara National Park is famous for its remote, rugged forest and lakes, and the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk. On South Island Abel Tasman National Park has the finest coastal walk in the country with golden beaches and sculptured granite cliffs surrounded by diverse native forest.