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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

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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