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The Buller Region

The Buller District is north of Hokitika and makes a good addition to your tour of the West Coast.

1 hour North to Punakaiki, Pancake Rocks & Paparoa National Park

  • Visit one of the West Coast's most popluar natural attractions - Punakaiki's Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.
  • Paparoa National Park has many great hikes that feature limestone cliffs and formations including the Truman Track and Pororari River.

3.5 hours north to Karamea, Kahurangi National Park, Heaphy Track & Oparara Valley

  • Karamea is a quaint township nestled in the warm, northwest corner of the West Coast.
  • Karamea is a gateway to Kahurangi National Park, home to the famous Heaphy Track. 
  • Visit the Oparara Valley and Basin to see amazing arches, caves and land bridges…plus ancient fossils.

1.5 hours to Reefton

  • On the Lewis Pass road, a beautiful drive over the mountains.
  • In 1888, it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have electric streetlights!
  • Now a curious mix of old and new, it's still a preserve of historic charm and the local bearded miners are very interesting folk to chat with. 

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