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West Coast

A diamond in the rough. Get on the offensive, cover yourself in sandfly repellent and tackle the weather & best scenery in NZ head on.

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Karamea
Karamea is situated at the end of the road, at the Northern end of New Zealand's South Island's West Coast. It rests on the flats of the Karamea River and the coastal plain. It takes approximately one and half hours along the scenic road state highway 67, from Westport. The area is lush with native bush, Nikau palms, ferns, caves, rivers, alluvial flats, as well as beautiful long stretches of accessible sandy beaches, that border the Tasman Sea. The huge expanse of Kahurangi National Park lies to the north-east of Karamea. Abundant fishing opportunities can be had in the ocean fish for whitebait, flounder and snapper, as well as trout in the rivers.

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Beach Road, Kakapothahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

Beach Road, Kakapothahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

Fox Glacier Top 10 Holiday Park is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the stunning Glacier region.

Dust or glowworms....?

Time: 2 minutes from the road side

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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Okarito wilderness
Magic sunrise

Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Pancakes anyone

1.1 km return | 20 minutes return

Just amazing

Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Bloody beautiful!

Time: 1 hr 30 min round trip

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Cliffs at Cape Foulwind

3.4 km one-way | 1 hour 15 minutes one-way

Welcome to McMillan Road

Time: 3 - 4 hr return

very Jerasic

7 km return | 2 hours return

Fox and Franz Heliservices snow landing

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Fox & Franz / Haast

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Fox & Franz / Haast

Discover the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers with HeliServices.NZ

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Dud Grossmann

Germany

Go to less crowded places off the beaten track such as Glenorchy, Te Anau, and Okarito. Take walks (top brochures at West Coast - Trig lookout walk in Okarito is awesome! Avoid busy places with activities which cost a lot!

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Goldsborough
Ottos/ MacDonalds

Time: 2 hours return

Camping under the cliffs

Your home base to explore Punakaiki and walk The Paparoa Track

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Welcome to the Kawatiri Beach Reserve

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Max Mareen

France

Haast-Jackson Bay Road, Haast to Jackson: We have seen dolphins swimming by the beach, penquins walking in the street. AMAZING.

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