Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

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  • Motueka Valley, New Zealand

    Hike Mount Arthur and the Tablelands

    Mount Arthur and the Tablelands are a unique and beautiful portion of Kahurangi National Park. The area is remote, making it perfect for astrophotography.There are many hiking options and places to stay - consult the map at the Flora Car Park shelter for options. Here is a short circuit that can ...
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  • Takaka, New Zealand

    Take a Stroll around Te Waikoropupu Springs

    1 mi
    The walk around Te Waikoropupu springs is a very easy, flat walk that anybody can do.As you leave the carpark, you do a little bit of descent down towards the water. You walk along some board walks over a little stream that flows beneath your feet. After winding through some forest, the track com...
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  • Bainham, New Zealand

    Backpack to Boulder Lake

    22.4 mi / 3937 ft gain
    The common route to Boulder Lake - via Brown Cow Ridge - begins at a small and slightly obscure trailhead near the town of Bainham which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the coastal town of Collingwood in the Tasman region. The trailhead only accommodates parking for perhaps two vehicles -...
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  • Bainham, New Zealand

    Backpack to Adelaide Tarn

    5 mi / 1213.9 ft gain
    See "Backpack to Boulder Lake for the first half of this trip. From Boulder Lake Hut cross the stream in the direction indicated by the sign at the most advantageous point. There is no evident trail through the tussock so make your way to the spur at the head of the valley that leads to Green Sad...
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  • Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

    Hike to Harwood Hole

    1.9 mi
    Getting to this hike is a bit of a drive. It is 11km off of HWY 60, just north of Motueka. The road is unsealed, and quite narrow at points. If there is another car coming the other direction, be prepared for a tight squeeze. The road climbs up Tanaka Hill, and the descends down towards Canaan Ca...
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  • Tapawera, New Zealand

    Backpack to Granity Pass Hut

    10.4 mi / 4593 ft gain
    Once in Tapawera, follow the signs indicating Kahurangi National Park by way of the Wangapeka Valley. The road winds, becomes gravel, and narrows before it dead-ends at Courthouse Flat where you'll find picnic tables and restrooms. Begin the trek by following either the ridge or the Blue Creek Tr...
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  • Marahau, New Zealand

    Kayak Camp Abel Tasman NP

    23 mi / 328 ft gain
    This beautiful national park can be explored by boat and/or by foot, so we decided to incorporate both before catching a jet boat back to Marahau. The entire coastal track is almost 50 km one-way without side trips, and the coastline can also be done entirely by kayak. Before arriving in Marahau,...
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  • Puponga, New Zealand

    Hike to Wharariki Beach

    0.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    The very northern tip of the South Island in NZ lies one of the best beaches around. The hike into the beach is very straight forward, easy, and short. Only 1 kilometer through some pasture lands, over a couple fences (using steps) and you hit the wonderful sand taking you the rest of the way to ...
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  • Puponga, New Zealand

    Hike the Beaches of Farewell Spit

    2.5 mi / 131.2 ft gain
    Although the drive seems to be taking you to the end of the earth, reaching the Farewell Spit is just a 2 hour drive north of Nelson, and just an hour past Motueka. The aptly named Farewell Spit Cafe was a good starting point, with a great vista of the sand spit and information on tracks and trai...
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  • Puponga, New Zealand

    Hike Cape Farewell

    2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    From the car park, it is only about a 10 minute walk up to the look out point for Cape Farewell. While this is a cool view, it is not worth the drive to just turn around at that point. From the viewing platform, there is a track that goes both left and right, climbing along the ridge line and top...
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  • Maitai, New Zealand

    Hike up Botanical Hill

    1.5 mi / 482 ft gain
    The starting point of this hike is the Botanical Reserve in Nelson. Park your car on the Hardy Street East. You can get to the reserve over a footbridge from the end of Hardy street. The Trail head is at the sign (The Kauri track) near the trees, in the north-eastern corner of the Botanical Res...
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  • Rotoroa, New Zealand

    Backpack and Kayak to Blue Lake

    31.1 mi / 1430.4 ft gain
    This lake has the clearest visibility fresh water found anywhere in the world with visibility between the 70-80 meter range. And the Colours are beautiful! (We just ask that you do not swim in this lake or do your dish washing in it as it is a super fragile ecosystem, oh and the duck in the pictu...
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