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Haast Walks

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The best way to experience the West Coasts untamed natural wilderness is to simply get out there among it.

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Haast Walks

There are so many hikes and trails to choose from that time is your only limiting factor. From full-on multi-day tramps to a ten-minute amble to a picturesque spot, you will find a West Coast walk to suit your ability and time frame.

Monro Beach Walk

Duration: 40 minutes.

Skill level: Easy.

Easy walk through luxuriant coastal forest to Monro Beach.

Ship Creek - option of two walks

Duration: 30 minutes.

Skill level: Easy.

There are two walks that leave from the picnic area. Experience an ancient kahikatea forest walk or head through wind-shorn coastal forest to a dune lake.

Jackson Bay Walks

Smoothwater Bay Walk

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours.

Skill level: Moderate.

Follows old pioneer’s track and then riverbed back to stunning beach coastline.

Wharekai - Te Kou Walk

Duration: 20 minutes.

Skill level: Easy.

Walk from sheltered Jackson Bay to the rocky shore at Ocean Beach.

Haast Highway Walks

Thunder Creek Falls

Duration: 5 minutes.

Skill level: Easy.

This easy walk is located adjacent to the Haast Highway and follows a sealed track to the spectacular 96m high Thunder Creek Falls.

Blue Pools Walk

Duration: 30 minutes.

Skill level: Easy.

At the crest of Haast Pass surrounded by forest enjoy this gentle walk to a swing bridge and pristine river pools.

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