West Coast

South Island

West Coast

A diamond in the rough. Get on the offensive, cover yourself in sandfly repellent and tackle the weather & best scenery in NZ head on.

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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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1.2 km return | 20 minutes return

Classic Sunset at Gentle Annie Beach

Gentle Annie

Seaside Camping and Accommodation

Gentle Annie

Seaside Camping and Accommodation

Aotearoa as it used to be – lush, unspoilt and natural.

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Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

700 m return | 20 minutes return

One of the best places to experience a wild West Coast beach

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

1 km return | 30 minutes return

Avoid Camping Fines!

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1 hr return

The end of the road

1.6 km return | 40 minutes return

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Time: 7 - 8 hr, Distance: 18 km

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

1.4 km return | 30 minutes return

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Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground
The Tablelands

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

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

Time: 4 hours one way

Terrace Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Terrace Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

1.8 km return | 30 minutes return

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Jessica

Sweden

SH6 Greymouth - Westport: Amazing drive. Very beautiful. Take your time and enjoy.

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Time: 40 min return

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Time: 20 min one way

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Dud Grossmann

Germany

Go to less crowded places off the beaten track such as Glenorchy, Te Anau, and Okarito. Take walks (top brochures at West Coast - Trig lookout walk in Okarito is awesome! Avoid busy places with activities which cost a lot!

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Restored Mining Town in Ross

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

Couldn't really get much bluer....!

650 m one-way | 15 minutes one-way

View from the Bluffs

Time: 3 hr return

Lone Surfer loving life at Tauranga Bay

Time: 20 min