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LOCATION : Ross

EASY 
Time: 10 min one way
Access: Walk starts from the top of St James Street near Visitor Centre.
Features: Part of the Ross Water Race Walkway. Short zig zags uphill before entering the Cemetery. Interesting headstones and great views.

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LOCATION: Ross

EASY / MODERATE
Time: 1 hour loop.
Access: Walk starts from Ross Visitor Centre.
Features: Follows Mt Greenland Rd up Jones Creek and loops back following water race. Replica miner's hut, several dam sites and tunnels. Passes through old Ross cemetery with views overlooking Ross and the Tasman Sea. Goldmining area relics to be seen on walk and at visitor centre.

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LOCATION: Mahinapua

EASY - Buggies/Strollers ok
Time: 2 hours (walk) one way. 6 km
Access: 8km south of Hokitika on SH6, or start 3km from Rimu on Rimu-Ross Rd
Features: Follows old logging tramway route through a cross section of West Coast bush history. It crosses a diverse range of landscapes including board walked wetlands, natural terrace rimu forest and regenerating native forest and pine, eucalypt and monterey cypress plantings. Detour to lakeside Picnic Point along fine rimu-forest ridge worthwhile (40 minute return trip detour to Picnic Point). Open to mountain biking as well. 

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LOCATION: Hokitika Town

EASY - Buggies/Strollers ok
Time: 1-2 hours
Access: From i-Site or any point along the walk. 
Features: A great way to see the town centre and learn about Hokitika's history and culture. This self-guided walk features Take-a-Seat artseats, public art displays and historical monuments and buildings. Get a town map showing the whole walk and a Heritage Trail brochure which provides information about the historical points of interest. Both available from the Visitor i-Site.

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LOCATION: Awatuna / Golsborough

EASY 
Time: 20 minute loop
Access: Signposted on Stafford-Goldsborough roadside with carpark.
Features: Track enters and exits through old goldmining tailrace tunnels and meanders through old gold workings. Passes through regenerating rimu, kamahi and tree fern forest. A great place to see glowworms at night. 

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LOCATION: Hokitika Town

EASY - Buggies/Strollers ok 
Time: 30 min for quayside and central town features, longer if you want to see the whole thing.
Access: From i-Site and Museum, or any point along the walk. 
Features: Goldrush and river-port town historic heritage sites, buildings and statues. Brochure and information panels bring history to life. Many sites included on the Town Centre Points of Interest Loop. Request a brochure showing the whole walk from the Visitor i-Site.

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Beautiful refurbished Art Deco Theatre and Cafe. See all the latest movies on the Big Screen with latest digital projection technology and surround sound. Check hokitikaregent.com for movie session times, live shows, other events and online bookings.

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LOCATION : Awatuna/Goldsborough

MODERATE 
Time: 4 hours one way. 8 km. 
Access: Starts at Goldsborough camping area. Ends on Callaghans Road. Walk back along road or return transport required.
Features: Both ends of track feature signs of historic goldmining, including fine tunnels on Shamrock Creek. The higher portions of the track are one of the best remaining local examples of hill-country rimu and miro forest.

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Built in 1908, the historic Carnegie building currently houses a number of the district’s museum exhibits and treasures. Located in the heart of Hokitika, the building is easily accessible to visitors and entry is free. Come and explore our region’s colourful history!

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The friendly staff at the Hokitika i-SITE can book all your travel needs. We can help with accommodation bookings, transport and activities all over New Zealand. The Hokitika i-SITE staff specialize in local knowledge, making sure visitors see all our cool little town has to offer.The i-SITE isn't just for visitors, we also have plenty to offer the locals. We are an agent for TicketDirect and we are also the Hokitika agent for AA Drivers Licensing and Motor Vehicle Registration. Here you can renew your licence, sit learner theory tests , convert overseas licences and much more. Need to register your vehicle? Deregister a vehicle? Change of Ownership? This can all be done at the i-SITE.We have recently become the Customer Service Centre for the Westland District Council so all your Council enquiries will also be handled by us. This change enable locals to take advantage of hour opening hours and make payments for things like Dog Registrations and Rates during weekends.

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Traditional Jade is a locally owned small family business who are of Ngai Tahu descent. We have top quality affordable Jade/Pounamu carvings and sculptures. Come and visit our friendly knowledgeable team and see one of the biggest raw jade collections in New Zealand.

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LOCATION: Hokitika Town

EASY
Time:  A 10 minute ride for quayside and central town features, longer if you want to see the whole thing.
Access: From i-Site and Museum, or any point along the sign posted trail. 
Features: Goldrush and river-port town historic heritage sites, buildings and statues. Brochure and information panels bring history to life. Many sites included on the Town Centre Points of Interest Loop. Request a brochure showing the whole walk from the Visitor i-Site.

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The West Coast`s only fully restored gold miners’ hotel, offering a range of accommodation options including self-contained cottages, plus welcoming restaurant and bar. Cycle storage/drying facilities and packed lunches available.

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LOCATION : Awatuna/Goldsborough

MODERATE 
Time: 1.5 hour loop
Access: Starts at Goldsborough camping area, crosses creek and climbs via German Gully Track to Scandinavian Hill Road. Turn north here and return by Goffs Track and part of the Goldsborough Track.
Features: Historic goldmining features in regrowth native forest.

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Westland Industrial Heritage Park is a working museum with a variety of displays and ongoing projects. The dedicated volunteers' passion for restoring Westland's industrial past to running condition for public display has resulted in the park becoming a vibrant and dynamic family tourist attraction.
The Westland Industrial Heritage Park (the Park) was started by a group of mature (Old) men who loved big engines and the like (toys) and wanted to play with the toys and preserve some of the history of Westland at the same time.  Since those beginnings the Park has developed and changed. It has become a place where all ages can see and touch and learn about the history of the region.

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LOCATION : Arahura/Blue Spur

MODERATE 
Time: 1.5 hour loop walk
Access: Carpark on Blue Spur Road
Features: Old Chinese goldmining workings: races, stone walls and shafts in regrowth native forest. Great fun for kids to explore but care required due to steeper sections, hidden drops and shafts. Stick to the track, wear good footwear as parts can be slick.

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LOCATION : Rimu / Woodstock

EASY 
Time: 1 hour loop walk.
Access: Carpark at the top of Rimu Hill, 4km over Kaniere Bridge.
Features: Panoramic views of the Hokitika valley, and access to displays on the gold mining heritage of the area.

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LOCATION : Kumara

EASY 
Time: 10 min one way
Access: Turn off SH73, 1 km east of Kumara onto a metalled road running alongside a water race
Features: Walk passes through stone-fields of old goldmining tailings & manuka forest to huge glacier-deposited boulder, too big for the early miners to move or break.

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