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    within easy driving distance of Reefton Murchison and the Lewis Pass area giving access to a range of walks including St James Walkway at Lewis Pass and walks in the Rahu Pass area The Maruia Falls track starts from the carpark and descends to the Maruia River bank From here there is an excellent viewpoint of the falls a great place to take photos Near the summit of Lewis Pass

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    the vast cave system here Guided tours with Norwest Adventures are available and range from an easy rainforest train ride and glowworm cave tour to a hard out full day caving experience Charleston is not far south of Westport and once boasted a gold mining population of 5 000 and more pubs than permanent houses The village is now better known for its extensive limestone caves and the Nile River

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    bushes where you may see some native birds such as the ground dwelling weka The track officially ends at a lookout point where you can view the Tasman Sea and the pretty Truman Beach but you can continue further and visit Truman Beach via the small staircase near the track end The track emerges on a spectacular coastline with cliffs caverns a blowhole and a waterfall which plummets straight onto

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    centre for the best viewing times for the blowholes The walk to view the area is wheelchair accessible in most places and access is right off the main road There is even a chance you could see some Hector s dolphins or Little Blue penguins here too Punakaiki is a small village located near Paparoa National Park and the famous Pancake Rocks Beach walks sunsets and towering limestone cliffs define this area There are many artists that have been attracted to the wild coast There is a cafe pub dining and accommodation in Punakaiki Just to the north of Punakaiki it is worth stopping to do the easy 30 minutes return Truman Track that meanders through native bush to the beach giving you a close up view of limestone rock formations The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes at Punakaiki are world famous and yes they really do look like giant pancakes The 20 minute loop track to Dolomite Point gives the best views of the 30 million year old limestone formations The impressive blowholes are at their best at high tide ask at the Paparoa National Park i SITE about the tide times See where to find all Visitor Centres on

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    shops galleries services dining options and accommodation in Hokitika There is also an airport in Hokitika with direct flights from Christchurch Your first stop is right at the entrance to town at the Hokitika iSite Visitor Centre There are a wealth of things to do in Hokitika centred around the beach arts crafts wildlife outdoor activities and unique attractions The beach is at the heart of Hokitika Keep an eye out for a piece of pounamu washed down from the rivers as you beachcomb On a good day you will get stunning views of New Zealand s highest mountain Aoraki Mt Cook and the sunsets are legendary The birthplace of Pounamu Made in the heart of the earth shaped by countless rivers carved by master craftsman Pounamu also known as New Zealand jade or greenstone is at the heart of Jade Country The area teems with galleries due to the large artisan community and also boasts some unique attractions including the must do West Coast Treetop Walkway and the Hokitika Gorge Hokitika is a cool beachside town with two nearby lakes and if you fancy an easy cycle the new West Coast Wilderness Trail traverses historic trails through the interesting

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    beautiful lakes it is located in a scenic reserve surrounded on three sides by mountains that are capped in snow during winter The Lake Kaniere Walkway is another beautiful walk that traverses native bush along the western shore of the lake The more adventurous and fit can tackle the seven hour return walk to the peak of Mt Tuhua or climb the 1270 metre high Mt Brown to stay in

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    bush looks too good to be true but trust us it is well worth the visit A 40 minute drive from town it is a wheelchair accessible 5 minutes to a viewpoint overlooking the gorge along the Hokitika Gorge Walkway Walk further down the track to cross a swingbridge and get right along the edge of it For one of the best West Coast half day scenic drives return to

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    is a suitable wading area for young children and bigger kids love jumping off the jetty or launching a canoe to explore Fishing is best done from a boat with perch and brown trout plentiful Birdwatchers are likely to see black swans and grey and mallard ducks In season you could also spot a magnificent white heron or if you are lucky the rare fern bird There are a number

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