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10 gorgeous places to see in a kayak

By: Josh Lew on March 20, 2013, 1:50 p.m.
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Fjordlands National Park, New Zealand

New Zealand, a nation that could easily be called the best destination for outdoor adventure in the world, is home to some stunning saltwater and freshwater kayak spots. One standout is Fjordlands National Park, which covers more than 1 million acres. Located in the South Island, the park's namesake fjords are made from granite. 

Many of the best natural sights here are accessible only by boat or by hiking trail. The further inside this visually impressive park visitors get, the denser the jungles and the more spectacular the waterways. Kayak tours explore these scenic waters in depth, with many focusing their journey on the Milford Sound area.