Walking & hiking

Kohaihai / Karamea Walks

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Walks in the Karamea and Kohaihai area in northern West Coast New Zealand.

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Heaphy Track

Time and skill level: 5 days between Karamea and Golden Bay.

New Zealand Great Walk | Easy tramping

Traverses varied and diverse landscapes through coastline, rainforest and alpine grasslands. The longest of the Great Walks,  it traverses through Kahurangi National Park. 

Nikau walk

Time and skill level: 50 minutes | easy

Across the Kohaihai River suspension bridge this walk leaves the Heaphy Track to loop through an impressive stand of nikau and northern rata forest.

Scotts Beach walk

Time and skill level: 1 hour | easy

Beautiful short forest walk along some of the Heaphy Track’s coastline.

Oparara Arch

Time and skill level: 25 minutes | easy

A well-formed track takes you to the southern hemisphere’s biggest limestone arch. Look out for Blue Duck (Whio) on the Oparara River.

Moira Gate Arch walk

Time and skill level: 45 minutes | easy

A gentle walk that takes you from the main Oparara Valley car park to the picturesque Moria Gate Arch.

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Karamea, West Coast, 7895, New Zealand
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