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: 50 minutes.

Skill level: 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: One hour.

Skill level: Easy

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

Oparara Arch

Time: 25 minutes.

Skill level: 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: 45 minutes.

Skill level: Easy.

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

Directions

Karamea, West Coast, 7895, New Zealand
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