Haast Walks

Haast World Heritage West Coast West Coast

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


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

40 minutes | easy

Easy walk through luxuriant coastal forest to Monro Beach.

Ship Creek - option of two walks

30 minutes | 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

1 hr 30 minutes – 2 hours / moderate

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

Wharekai - Te Kou Walk

20 minutes | easy

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

Haast Highway Walks

Thunder Creek Falls

5 minutes | 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

30 minutes | 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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