Kiwi Guardians in Paparoa National Park

March 6, 2017
FREE
Westport and Karamea

Lush coastal forest, limestone cliffs and caves, and an absolutely spectacular coastline – all in one national park.



  • Watch waves surge through the blowholes at Dolomite Point – they're at their best during a south-westerly swell at high tide.

  • Explore the beach in the Punakaiki Marine Reserve – it's got cliffs, caverns and a waterfall.

  • Look up high on the Pororari River Track – see the massive limestone cliffs.

















  • Mother and child looking at Pancake Rocks.



    Mother and child looking at Pancake Rocks


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  • Children walking at Pancake Rocks.



    Children walking at Pancake Rocks


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  • Walking down to the beach at the end of Truman Track.



    Walking down to the beach at the end of Truman Track


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  • Cavern at the end of Truman Track.



    Cavern at the end of Truman Track


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Kiwi Guardians adventure map for Paparoa National Park.
Kiwi Guardians adventure map for Paparoa National Park


Get ready


Download the Paparoa National Park adventure map (PDF, 991K) (opens in new window) and check out what you can do.


Go and explore


Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.


Getting there: Paparoa National Park is accessed from Punakaiki on SH6. It's 56 km south of Westport and 45 km north of Greymouth.


Claim your reward


Tell us the Paparoa National Park code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.


Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.


Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.










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