New Zealand is a world focus for outdoor adventure, particularly hiking, trekking, walking and mountaineering. Tramping routes range from well-formed tracks to challenging remote wilderness trails. To ensure conservation and recreational use of the diverse environment, 30% of New Zealand’s land area is designated as national parks and reserves.
The embroidered sew-on patches, inspired by the wonderful natural landscape and unique wildlife, feature the alpine wilderness of the Southern Alps, the North Island’s Volcanic Plateau, rugged coastlines, rainforest and tussock grassland, cascading rivers and serene lakes.
All 14 National Parks are represented. The Te Wahipounamu South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area covers Fiordland, Westland/Tai Poutini, Mt Aspiring and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Parks with their spectacular fiords, mountains and glaciers. In the far south, remote Rakiura National Park occupies most of Stewart Island. In the North Island are the volcanic wilds of Egmont and Tongariro National Parks.
The nine New Zealand Department of Conservation Great Walks, New Zealand's most popular walking routes, are all represented. Iconic images from the glaciated mountains of the Routeburn, Milford and Kepler Tracks to the golden bays of the Heaphy and Able Tasman Coast Tracks, the dramatic volcanic landscape of the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the rainforest of Lake Waikaremoana Track, the Whanganui River Journey and Rakiura Track.
The Tracks series includes walks and tramping tracks ranging from day-walks to more strenuous several-day treks and challenging routes across high alpine passes. Represented are the stunning Hollyford and Greenstone Tracks in Fiordland National Park, the Rob Roy Valley Track in Mt Aspiring National Park and Lake Angelus Track in Nelson Lakes National Park.
New Zealand’s unique wildlife and flora, including the kea, kiwi, takahe, and rainforest are featured in the Nature series.
The Wild NZ series features New Zealand’s spectacular wilderness and mountaineering terrain.
Key New Zealand tourism sites, including Queenstown, Fox Glacier, Milford Sound and Lake Matheson are depicted.