Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand - West Coast (Chapter)
This is the West Coast chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand guidebook.
There are splendid tramps from one end of this region to the other. While its remoteness and reputation for wet weather puts many trampers off, the West Coast stands as one of New Zealand’s most rewarding tramping destinations.
- traverse native forests, river flats and valleys on the Old Ghost Road Track
- admire an unusual karst landscape on the Inland Pack Track
- follow the Karangarua River to spectacular hot springs on the Welcome Flat Track
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Old Ghost Road Track, Paparoa National Park, Inland Pack Track, Croesus Track, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Welcome Flat, Towns & Facilities: Westport, Punakaiki, Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier.