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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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Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 8 hr return

Roaring Billy Falls

1 km return | 25 minutes return

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Time: 3 - 4 hr return

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

1.4 km return | 30 minutes return

17 km return | 4 hours return

Perfect reflections

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

Cape Foulwind Walkway

Tauranga Bay to Seal Colony

Cape Foulwind Walkway

Tauranga Bay to Seal Colony

800 m return | 20 minutes return

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Time: 10 min to 3 hours depending

Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground
A  bit of mystery up the Inland Pack Track
Fox and Franz Heliservices snow landing

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

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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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1 hr return

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Goldsborough
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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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Time: 2 hours return

Hans Bay Camping Ground

Hans Bay – Lake Kaniere Campsite

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Hans Bay – Lake Kaniere Campsite

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve