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Karamea

Karamea is situated at the end of the road, at the Northern end of New Zealand's South Island's West Coast. It rests on the flats of the Karamea River and the coastal plain. It takes approximately one and half hours along the scenic road state highway 67, from Westport. The area is lush with native bush, Nikau palms, ferns, caves, rivers, alluvial flats, as well as beautiful long stretches of accessible sandy beaches, that border the Tasman Sea. The huge expanse of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahurangi_National_Park">Kahurangi National Park</a> lies to the north-east of Karamea. Abundant fishing opportunities can be had in the ocean fish for whitebait, flounder and snapper, as well as trout in the rivers.

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The Tablelands

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 6 - 9 days one way, Distance: 91 km

Perfect reflections

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

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1 hr return

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Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 10 min

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Oparara Basin

Oparara Arch Walk

Oparara Basin

Oparara Arch Walk

Oparara Basin

2 km return | 50 minutes return

Time: 30 min round trip

1.2 km return | 40 minutes return

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Rebecca

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There are 25 Regional Parks throughout the Auckland region that have lots of walks, picnic areas, safe swimming beaches, historic sites, and places to camp in them. One thing to note though is take extra plastic bags as none of these parks have rubbish bins, you must take your rubbish home. A good place to get a whole bunch of useful information about the regional parks is the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges.

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Nikau Walk

Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk

Kahurangi National Park

985 m return | 50 minutes return

2.2 km return | 1 hour return

Time: 10 min

‘K’ Road Track

Oparara Basin

‘K’ Road Track

Oparara Basin

Time: 27km

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