West Coast walking & hiking
The best way to experience the West Coast of the Southern Alps, New
Zealand is to simply get out there amongst it. 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.
Greymouth has plenty of walkways in the area to explore by foot.
Kohaihai / Karamea Walks
Walks in the Karamea and Kohaihai area in northern West Coast New Zealand.
Sometimes you see photos of a tourist spot and think it can’t look as good as that in real life. The Hokitika Gorge really does look that good, if not better.
Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track
A new Great Walk through the spectacular limestone landscapes and luxuriant forests of Paparoa National Park will be a memorial to the 29 men who died as a result of the Pike River Mine disaster on 19 November 2010.
Glacier Valley Eco Tours
Glacier Valley Eco Tours is a NZ owned and operated family business, committed to giving our clients the best experience on our guided Nature Walks in and around Glacier Country NZ.
Lake Brunner walks
Walks in the Lake Brunner area on the West Coast.
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. The 82-kilometre, four-day tramp attracts visitors from all over the world every year.
The best way to experience the West Coasts untamed natural wilderness is to simply get out there among it. 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.
Walks in the Reefton, Waiuta and Lewis Pass area.
Walks in the Westport area, West Coast New Zealand.
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.
Ōkārito is a coastal settlement with stunning wetlands to explore.
Moraines are the debris of rocks and stones left when a glacier retreats.
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.
Lyell and Fox River walks
Walks in the Lyell and Fox River area.
Fox Glacier walks
The area around the Fox Glacier township hosts many easy walks for visitors to Glacier Country, all within driving and walking distance from the highway.
See the home of the extinct moa bird and the limestone archways.
Walks in the Punakaiki area of the West Coast of New Zealand.
Franz Josef glacier walks
Enjoy moderate to easy walks around the township of Franz Josef and its glacier.
This delightful short walk follows a stream through the rainforest. Glow worms can be seen along the trail.
Enjoy this pleasant short walk and get a great view of the glacier and the opportunity to cross a historic suspension bridge.