West Coast

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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.

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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Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

View over the park

With some of the world’s most beautiful and rugged coastlines our holiday park is situated on the edge of the Tasman Sea. “Absolute beachfront” doesn’t do this location justice!

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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Pancakes anyone

1.1 km return | 20 minutes return

Peters Pool

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Peters Pool

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

1.1 km return | 25 minutes return


2 km return | 1 hour return

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Time: 2 hours return

Welcome to the Kawatiri Beach Reserve

Bloody beautiful!

Time: 1 hr 30 min round trip

very Jerasic

7 km return | 2 hours return

Time: 3 - 4 hr return

Cliffs at Cape Foulwind

3.4 km one-way | 1 hour 15 minutes one-way

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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.


23km south of Westport on State Highway 6

This water is definitely pretty chilly on the ...

Copland Track

To Welcome Flat Hut

Copland Track

To Welcome Flat Hut

Time: 2 days return. Distance: 34 km return.

Okarito wilderness
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Pam & Norman


Buller Gorge Drive - fantastic scenic experience.

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