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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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23km south of Westport on State Highway 6

Time: 3 - 4 hr, Distance: 2.5 km

Time: 5 hr

Time: 3 days

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Moonlight Track Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Moonlight Track Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Not operating, campers should attend a commercial campground

Kaniere Water Race Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Kaniere Water Race Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 3 hr 30 min - 4 hr one way

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Rakaitane Track

Lake Brunner

Rakaitane Track

Lake Brunner

Time: 30 mins Distance: 1.2km return

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Dorothy Falls Walk

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Dorothy Falls Walk

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Tine: 2 mins

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The bridge over the Fox River

River Walk

Fox Glacier

River Walk

Fox Glacier

1.8 km return | 40 minutes return

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Hilary and Chris Ayton

England

Sunset at Hokitika Beach: One of the best places to see a pinky sky sunset (March)

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Camping under the cliffs

Your home base to explore Punakaiki and walk The Paparoa Track

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Flying Fox: Helihike

The biggest and most accessible glacier on the West Coast is the Fox Glacier. Fox Glacier Guiding are proud to be NZ's most experienced glacier guiding company and aim to provide an intimate and special experience, so guide fewer people on the glacier.

Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Punakaiki - Photo: DOC

DOC Paparoa National Park

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DOC Paparoa National Park

Visitor Information Centre

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

Terminus...... Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk

Fox Glacier Terminal Face

Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk

Fox Glacier Terminal Face

2.6 km return | 1 hour return

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Pam & Norman

England

Buller Gorge Drive - fantastic scenic experience.

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View from the top of Alex's Knob

Alex Knob Track

Franz Josef Glacier Area

Alex Knob Track

Franz Josef Glacier Area

Time: 8 hr return

Iveagh Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Iveagh Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Boardwalks over the swamp forest

800 m return | 20 minutes return

Whataroa Gorge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whataroa Gorge

Overnight Campervan Parking