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

700 m return | 20 minutes return

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

1 km return | 30 minutes return

Tatare Tunnels Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Tatare Tunnels Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

3.6 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

Wow - Jackson Bay

1.6 km return | 40 minutes return

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Bellbird Walk

Lake Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Bellbird Walk

Lake Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

600 m return | 10 minutes return

Lone Surfer loving life at Tauranga Bay

Time: 20 min

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Time: 7 - 8 hr, Distance: 18 km

Terrace Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Terrace Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

1.8 km return | 30 minutes return

Time: 4 hours one way

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Jum Michel Track Walk

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Time: 20 min one way

Time: 40 min return

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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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The Tablelands

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

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

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

Historical gold mining artifacts along the trail

Time: 6 hr, Distance: 10.5km

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

650 m one-way | 15 minutes one-way

Air Safaris

Franz Josef

Fox River

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

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 8 hr return

Roaring Billy Falls

1 km return | 25 minutes 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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Time: 3 - 4 hr return

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

1.4 km return | 30 minutes return

17 km return | 4 hours return

Perfect reflections

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

Cape Foulwind Walkway

Tauranga Bay to Seal Colony

Cape Foulwind Walkway

Tauranga Bay to Seal Colony

800 m return | 20 minutes return

Time: 10 min to 3 hours depending

Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side