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Paparoa Track

Distance:55.0 km
Duration:4.0 day(s)
Fitness Level:Above Average

The Paparoa Track crosses the Paparoa Range, taking you through alpine tops, limestone karst landscapes and thriving rainforests, all the time providing breathtaking views.

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  • Highlights

    Blue Ducks/Whio

    Paparoa Track

    Blue Ducks/Whio inhabit the forested upper catchments of clean, fast-flowing streams, including Blackball Creek. Listen out for their call.

    Great Spotted Kiwi/Roroa

    Paparoa Track

    The Great Spotted Kiwi/Roroa is the largest of NZ's kiwi species. It only lives in the higher parts of the northern South Island. You may hear kiwi calling at night around all three huts here.

    Forested Limestone Bluffs

    Paparoa Track

    Limestone underlies most of the park and is responsible for the area's amazing landforms – high coastal cliffs, impressive river canyons and delicate cave formations.

    Punakaiki and Pancake Rocks

    Paparoa Track

    Punakaiki and the famous Pancake Rocks are the starting and finishing point of the Paparoa Great Walk.

  • Walk Details

    Experience New Zealand's newest Great Walk – a purpose-built track within the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast of the South Island. This Great Walk crosses the Paparoa Range, taking you through alpine tops, limestone karst landscapes and thriving rainforests.

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