Story: Walking tracks

National and forest parks

National and forest parks

The development of walking tracks in the 1950s was helped by the increase in national parks and by the forest parks, set up by the Forest Service after 1954. By 2015 there were 13 national parks and 20 forest parks.

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Jock Phillips, 'Walking tracks - Tracks since the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/12826/national-and-forest-parks (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2016