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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

      Hike to Harwood Hole

      5.0
      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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    • Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

      Hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track

      4.5
      While the full track can take multiple days to complete, this adventure describes a section that can be completed in a long day hike.Leaving from Marahau, take a water taxi north to Bark Bay. Here, you'll begin hiking south back to Marahau, a trip of around 25km. The trail winds down the coast, ...
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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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    • Kaiteriteri, New Zealand

      Hike to Stephens Bay

      3 mi
      The Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is pretty famous for it's beaches, but just to the South of it is beautiful Kaiteriteri and it's stunning coastal walks. We parked at Little Kaiteriteri off of Rowling Road and walked to the end of the beach to climb some stairs, to the bluff over to D...
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    • Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

      Mountain Bike the Heaphy Track

      5.0
      58 mi
      The following are recommended rides along this track.Browns Hut to Perry Saddle: 3-4 hrs, 17.5 km (10.8 miles)This ride is mostly a steady uphill through beech forest. The Aorere Shelter is about halfway, and there is also a short detour to check out Flanagan’s Corner, the highest point on the tr...
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    • Motueka Valley, New Zealand

      Hike Mount Arthur and the Tablelands

      4.8
      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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