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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

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

1 hr return

Time: 10 min to 3 hours depending

The end of the road

1.6 km return | 40 minutes return

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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

Perfect reflections

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

Restored Mining Town in Ross

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

View from the Bluffs

Time: 3 hr return

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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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Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Time: 20 min one way

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

Air Safaris

Franz Josef

Lone Surfer loving life at Tauranga Bay

Time: 20 min

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Kaddi & Grego

Germany

Pancake Rocks and Blowhole in Punakaiki - great place to see this and stay for one night - great beach there.

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

650 m one-way | 15 minutes one-way

A  bit of mystery up the Inland Pack Track
Fox River

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

Cape Foulwind Walkway

Tauranga Bay to Seal Colony

Cape Foulwind Walkway

Tauranga Bay to Seal Colony

800 m return | 20 minutes return