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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 Kahurangi National Park 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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Time: 20 to 30 min return

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Time: 7 - 8 hr, Distance: 18 km

Roaring Billy Falls

Time: 25 mins return Length: 1km

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Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

Peters Pool Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Peters Pool Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Time: 25 min

Time: 45 minutes return Features Rainforest, gold history, relics, old cemetery.

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Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground
Wow - Jackson Bay

Time: 20 min

Time: 30 mins

Bellbird Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Bellbird Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Time: 10 min loop

Time: 1 hour Distance: 2km

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Gina Swindells

United Kingdom

West coast drive - Greymouth to Westport: Fantastic coastal scenic drive, one of the best in the worls. Take in Pancake Rock en-route (free) stunning scenery.

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Time: 40 min return

The Tablelands

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

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

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Time: 20 min one way

Terrace Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Terrace Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Time: 30 min

Time: 4 hours one way

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Pam & Norman

England

Buller Gorge Drive - fantastic scenic experience.

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Time: 10 min to 3 hours depending

Fox River

Time: 1hr to the caves, Distance: 7km return. Add another 2 hrs return to Ballroom overhang

View from the Okarito Trig

Okarito Trig Walk

Okarito, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Okarito Trig Walk

Okarito, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Time: 1 hr 30 min

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Kohaihai Camping Ground

Kahurangi National Park

Kohaihai Camping Ground

Kahurangi National Park