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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Haast Heli 2016 is the premier scenic flight company operating out of the beautiful untouched Haast World Heritage Area.

Time: 3 - 4 hr, Distance: 2.5 km

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Time: 3 days

Kaniere Water Race Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Kaniere Water Race Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 3 hr 30 min - 4 hr one way

Time: 5 hr

1 km return | 20 minutes return

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Dorothy Falls Walk

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Dorothy Falls Walk

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Tine: 2 mins

River Walk

Fox Glacier

River Walk

Fox Glacier

1.8 km return | 40 minutes return

Rakaitane Track

Lake Brunner

Rakaitane Track

Lake Brunner

Time: 30 mins Distance: 1.2km return

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Bartlett nz

New Zealand

River/picnic spots: South Island: Take or buy a fry pan fat splater - get kids to pan for gold, or just have fun on the rivers, great place to cool down. Have the best time ever! Duntroon is pretty special.

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Terminus...... Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk

Fox Glacier Terminal Face

Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk

Fox Glacier Terminal Face

2.6 km return | 1 hour return

View from the top of Alex's Knob

Alex Knob Track

Franz Josef Glacier Area

Alex Knob Track

Franz Josef Glacier Area

Time: 8 hr return

Flying Fox: Helihike

The biggest and most accessible glacier on the West Coast is the Fox Glacier. Fox Glacier Guiding are proud to be NZ's most experienced glacier guiding company and aim to provide an intimate and special experience, so guide fewer people on the glacier.

View from the Okarito Trig

Okarito Trig Walk

Okarito, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Okarito Trig Walk

Okarito, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

4.2 km return | 1h 30 minutes return

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Max Mareen

France

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

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Lyell Walkway

Buller Gorge

Lyell Walkway

Buller Gorge

4 km return | 1h 30 minutes return

Bellbird Walk

Lake Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Bellbird Walk

Lake Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

600 m return | 10 minutes return

800 m return | 20 minutes return

Coastal goodness along Point Elizabeth walk

Time: 3hr return, Distance: 4km each way

Stoked! - Thunder Creek Falls

200 m return | 5 minutes return

Time: 6 hr return