Best walking trails in Whataroa, West Coast

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Explore the most popular walking trails near Whataroa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of walking trails in Whataroa, West Coast
Top trails (18)
#1 - Alex Knob and Christmas Lookout via Alex Knob Track
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 6 h 13 m
Beautiful views along the way. A lot of rocks and roots along the trail which makes it more fun and keeps your mind going, the grade isn’t that bad. It’ll get your blood flowing and the views of the glacier, mountains, and ocean at the top are so worth it! https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/alex-knob-track/Show more
#2 - Lake Matheson Loop Trail
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Pretty walk around the lake. When the water is really still everything is reflected beautifully. The trail is busy. Must do if you're in the area. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/lake-matheson-walk/Show more
#3 - Fox Glacier South Side Walk
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Follow the south bank of the Fox River, through rainforest, to come to a glacier viewpoint.Show more
#4 - Peter's Pool Walk
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 51 m
#5 - Tatare Tunnels Track
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 57 m
#6 - Mount Fox Trail
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
This hike is a scramble to the summit. It is definitely a hard hike using your whole body to climb up roots. There is a glacier river (drinkable) about 30-45mins out. Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes. Be prepared for lots of deep muddy spots towards the summit. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/mount-fox-route/Show more
#7 - Okarito Beach Trail to Kohuamarua Bluff
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
#8 - Mount Fox
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
#9 - Peter's Pool Trail
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h
#10 - Callery Waiho and Tartare Tunnels
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
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