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Best trails in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

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Looking for a great trail in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Westland Tai Poutini National Park ranging from 0.6 to 7.1 miles and from 16 to 1,138 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Westland Tai Poutini National Park has tall mountains with forested slopes. There are gorges and thick glaciers including the famous Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy the different tracks as you explore the park.

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Map of trails in Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand
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#1 - Robert's Point Track
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Amazing hike to get a nice view of the glacier. 4 suspended bridges and tons of waterfalls. Can get quite slippery. The trail takes a long time because it is mainly slippery rocks, so take care. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/roberts-point-track/Show more
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - Welcome Flat Hut via Copland Track
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
Beautiful vistas, lush moss covering rocks and trees, water falls, streams, rivers and best of all natural hot pools at your destination. This is a popular trail. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/westland-tai-poutini-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/copland-track-to-welcome-flat-hut/Show more
#5 - 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
#6 - Peter's Pool Walk
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 51 m
#7 - 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
#8 - Okarito Beach Trail to Kohuamarua Bluff
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
#9 - Mount Fox
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
#10 - Peter's Pool Trail
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h
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