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West Coast - Lakes & Local Walks



Within 40mins drive of Greymouth are several lakes – Lake Brunn er at Moana (East of Stillwater), Lake Kaniere (East of Hokitika) and Lake Mahinapua (South of Hokitika). Each have easy walking tracks of varying lengths and all with beautiful scenery and picnic spots. A stop off at Lake Ianthe on the way to the glaciers is also a great place for lunch. Once at Fox Glacier, Lake Mathieson is a must visit - particularly on a still evening as the sun is setting. Photos of the lake in these conditions are stunning and hard to tell which up they should be, as the lake mirrors everything so perfectly.



There are numerous short walks (from 10-60 mins) around the Greymouth township. We will be happy to give you directions to these wonderful walks and vantage points for great views of the town or surrounding area.

There are 20 or so walks in the immediate district ranging from gentle boardwalks to 4hr walks with river crossings included. All are very rewarding and worth consideration and within 30-60 minutes drive of Greymouth township. A bit further afield but a real gem, is the Hari Hari Coastal walk - best done when the tide is not too high and is a mixture of bush and beach walking.


For the more adventurous and better equipped, there are hikes of 2-5 day duration through rainforest or mixed podacarp forests, limestone gorges, up to hot pools and over tussock covered mountain ranges.

If you wish to know more about any of the above, please talk to us at reception or contact us prior to arrival for more information.

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