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Region
Category
Listings
National Parks
Heaphy
Westport and Karamea
The Heaphy Track

One of New Zealand’s nine great walks, the Heaphy Track, finishes (or starts, depending on which way you’re heading) at Karamea.

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Must see
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Westport and Karamea
Oparara Arches

Tucked away in a corner of Kahurangi National Park, The Oparara has a magic all of its own, born of a million years of undisturbed isolation.

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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Moraine Walk

Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats. Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy, short walk, south of Fox Glacier township.

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Walking & hiking
Nikau Walk
Westport and Karamea
Kohaihai / Karamea Walks

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

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Chasm Creek Track

Chasm Creek Track is a short walk along an old section of railway, a sculptured creek, and views of the Mokihinui River. 45 mins return via the same track.

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Adventure
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Guided Walks

PAPAROA GUIDED WALKS New Zealand’s newest Great Walk awaits….

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Cycling
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Grey District
Blackball Co-operative shuttle and relocation service

Blackball Co-operative shuttle and relocation service will assist you hike or cycle the Paparoa Track.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Lake Matheson

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the most popular on the West Coast.

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Walking & hiking
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Charming Creek Walkway

The Seddonville carpark to Mangatini Falls is approximately a 4 hour round walking trip. Charming Creek walkway mostly follows an historic bush tramway through the lower Ngakawau Gorge and the Charming Creek valley to the abandoned Charming Creek Coal Mine, passing historic sawmilling and mining remains.

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Walking & hiking
Lyell Cemetery Reefton
Lyell and Fox River walks

Walks in the Lyell and Fox River area.

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Walking & hiking
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef glacier walks

Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.

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Walking & hiking
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Moana
Lake Brunner walks

Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.

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Walking & hiking
West Coast Scenic Waterways Hokitika Mahinapua
Hokitika
Hokitika region walks

The Hokitika, Kumara and Ross area is packed with stunning walks that range from easy to moderate. Take in the Southern alps as you explore by foot.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Lake Kaniere Cycle Trail
Hokitika
Lake Kaniere

Lake Kaniere is one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand and offers opportunity for a number of water sports. There are also several picnic places, a camping area, and numerous short walks.

Free. Campsite fees apply.
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Tours
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Glacier Valley Eco Tours

Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a family owned business committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided nature walks in Glacier Country.

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Cycling
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Westport and Karamea
The Old Ghost Road

The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys, providing days of adventure and spectacular huts for mountain bikers and trampers.

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Walking & hiking
Haast UNESCO World Heritage Site
Haast
Haast Walks

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

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Seal Westport
Westport and Karamea
Tauranga Bay Fur Seal Colony

A short walk with spectacular ocean views, steeple rocks, and a large year-round fur seal colony.

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Adventure
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Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Paddling Tours, Scenic Cruises, Fishing Tours & Combo Tours

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Walking & hiking
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Grey District
Greymouth walks

Greymouth has plenty of walkways in the area to explore by foot.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Cape Foulwind Walkway

A seal colony, a lighthouse and panoramic views of mountains and coastline feature on this spectacular coastal walkway. With the beach close by as well it's a good option for children.

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Transport
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Track Services

The team at the Punakaiki Beach Camp will take care of your Paparoa Track logistics.

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Walking & hiking
Okarito
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Ōkārito walks

Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.

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Walking & hiking
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Punakaiki
Punakaiki Walks

Walks in the Punakaiki area of the West Coast of New Zealand.

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Walking & hiking
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Hokitika
Hokitika Gorge

The Hokitika Gorge is 33kms from Hokitika. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush is well worth a visit.

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Walking & hiking
DOC Minnehaha Walk
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
Minnehaha Walk

This delightful short walk follows a stream through the rainforest. Glow worms can be seen along the trail.

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Cycling
Mountain Biking
Hokitika
West Coast Cycling - Jade Country

Walk or mountain bike along the western shores of Lake Kaniere through lush lakeside forest, passing many picturesque bays and numerous forest streams.

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Walking & hiking
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Westport and Karamea
Westport Walks

Walks in the Westport area, northern West Coast New Zealand.

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Walking & hiking
Beach South of Ross
Hokitika
Ross Walks

Enjoy walks around the town, bush, lake and historic gold ruins of Ross. Discover old gold mining relics or enjoy 360 degrees on these walks.

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Walking & hiking
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Reefton
Reefton walks

Walks in the Reefton, Waiuta and Lewis Pass area.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
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Haast
Ship Creek walk & Monro Beach

Ship Creek Walk is one of the best examples of swamp forest that you will come across and well worth stopping for!

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Adventure
Moira Gate
Westport and Karamea
Moira Gate and Mirror Tarn Loop

A gentle walk that takes you from the main Oparara Valley car park to the picturesque Moira Gate Arch, located in Kahurangi National Park.

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Track services
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Westport and Karamea
Habitat Sports and Cycles

Track Shuttle services, Bikes & Hire, Fishing & Hunting, Camping & Hiking, Food & Nutrition plus more!

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Walking & hiking
Paparoa Track
Punakaiki
Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track

The Paparoa Track is New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk. It travels through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park, custom-built for both mountain biking and hiking.

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Tours
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Hokitika
Precision Helicopters Hokitika

Precision Helicopters Hokitika is based adjacent to the Hokitika Gorge.

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Tours
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Westport and Karamea
Kahurangi Guided Walks

Guided walks on the Heaphy Track and The Old Ghost Road.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Kawatiri Coastal Trail

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a Grade 2, family friendly cycling and walking heritage trail and will connect the Buller District towns of Westport and Charleston.

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Cycling
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Grey District
Adventure South NZ

Adventure South NZ operates guided cycling and hiking tours on the West Coast. Our multi-day tours are fully supported and include all accommodation, transport, meals, first class guides and more.

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Tours
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Hokitika
Hokitika Historic Walking Tours

Take a historic walking tour in the home of The Luminaries with experienced guides.

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Boutique
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Punakaiki
Paparoa Beach Hideaway

Sink into an indulgent holiday with loved ones and friends in privacy and seclusion. Offering cedar hot tub set amongst native bush with sunset on the sea views.

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