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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.

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

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Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

2 km return | 1 hour return

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Time: 3 - 4 hr return

Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Punakaiki - Photo: DOC

DOC Paparoa National Park

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DOC Paparoa National Park

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Kaddi & Grego

Germany

Pancake Rocks and Blowhole in Punakaiki - great place to see this and stay for one night - great beach there.

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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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Westland Tai Poutini National Park

DOC - Franz Josef Visitor Centre

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

DOC - Franz Josef Visitor Centre

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