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.

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.
Fox Glacier

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Fox River

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

Fox and Franz Heliservices snow landing

Scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, West Coast, New Zealand

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

1.4 km return | 30 minutes return

1 hr return

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Historical gold mining artifacts along the trail

Time: 6 hr, Distance: 10.5km

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

17 km return | 4 hours return

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 8 hr return

Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

Peters Pool

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Peters Pool

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

1.1 km return | 25 minutes 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.

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

2 km return | 1 hour return

Pancakes anyone

1.1 km return | 20 minutes return

Bloody beautiful!

Time: 1 hr 30 min round trip

Time: 2 hours return

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Max Mareen


Haast-Jackson Bay Road, Haast to Jackson: We have seen dolphins swimming by the beach, penquins walking in the street. AMAZING.


Time: 3 - 4 hr return

Cliffs at Cape Foulwind

3.4 km one-way | 1 hour 15 minutes one-way

very Jerasic

7 km return | 2 hours return