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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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Lone Surfer loving life at Tauranga Bay

Time: 20 min

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2 km return | 1 hour return

Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

Time: 3 - 4 hr return

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Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Punakaiki - Photo: DOC

DOC Paparoa National Park

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DOC Paparoa National Park

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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

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Pam & Norman

England

Buller Gorge Drive - fantastic scenic experience.

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Haast

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Haast

DOC Visitor Centre

Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

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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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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 areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.