Manaia Bush Walk

Manaia Bush Walk

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Marios Gavalas

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600 m return | 20 minutes return

A rare remnant of coastal forest with stands of convoluted totara. It is a sudden arrival at the coastal flax with wind-whipped shrubs standing defiant to the westerlies.


9 km south of Hokitika, Manaia Bush Walk is signposted towards the coast.

There is a small parking area.


The track winds through thick coastal forest with the smell of the sea greeting you through the greenery.


One totara by the trackside has a branch doubled over on itself.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWest CoastHokitika


  • Walking
  • Free


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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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