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Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
A holiday in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) offers dramatic scenes for exploration, including gargantuan glaciers, pristine wetlands, and impressive mountains. Take a hike up to the famous glaciers, either on your own or with one of the available tours. The wetlands offer rare glimpses of the Okarito brown kiwi, white heron, and southern crested grebe, so bring your binoculars and camera. Backcountry walks to hot pools provide a fantastic option for experienced walkers, with the opportunity to spend the night out in one of the huts owned and maintained by the Department of Conservation. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary using our New Zealand driving holiday planner.
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Popular things to do in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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World heritage site
Franz Josef Glacier Franz Josef
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Fox Glacier South Side Walk Fox Glacier
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Gillespies Beach Fox Glacier
3.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Lake Matheson Walk Fox Glacier
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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Hiking Trail
Fox Glacier Hiking Trails Fox Glacier
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Mount Fox Route Fox Glacier
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Copland Track Fox Glacier
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Moraine Walk Fox Glacier
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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Hiking Trail
Minnehaha Walk Fox Glacier
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Glacier Country Lake Tours Franz Josef
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Hiking Trail
Roberts Point Track Franz Josef
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Tatare Tunnels Walk Franz Josef
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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Water Body
Lake Mapourika Franz Josef
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Geologic Formation
Canavan's Knob Walk Franz Josef
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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Wildlife Area
West Coast Wildlife Centre Franz Josef
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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Beach
Monro Beach Lake Moeraki
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min