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Punakaiki
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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Lone Surfer loving life at Tauranga Bay

Time: 20 min

Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

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Time: 3 - 4 hr return

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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DOC Visitor Centre

Haast

DOC Visitor Centre

Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation...

2 km return | 1 hour return

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Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Punakaiki - Photo: DOC

DOC Paparoa National Park

Visitor Information Centre

DOC Paparoa National Park

Visitor Information Centre

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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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Hari Hari Hot Pools

Lower Wanganui River

Hari Hari Hot Pools

Lower Wanganui River

Free Hot Pools - Take your Sandfly repellent

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

DOC - Franz Josef Visitor Centre

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

DOC - Franz Josef Visitor Centre

Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation...

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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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