Tracks

Westland / Tai Poutini National Park

Welcome Flat
Welcome Flat
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
A frosty West Coast valley leading to good hot pools and magnificent mountain scenery on part of the Copland Track.
Roberts Point Track
Roberts Point Track
Track 1 day. Medium. Return by the same track.
Crossing the Waiho River at Douglas Bridge, this tracks leads up the valley true right to a viewpoint overlooking the Franz Josef Glacier.
Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
Follow the Waiho River to a viewpoint looking up to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Canavan's Knob Walk
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
Short walk near Franz Josef Village to a viewpoint on a granite outcrop.
Pakihi Walk
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
A short climb to a viewpoint overlooking Ōkārito Lagoon, with mountainous views inland.
Wilberg Walk
Track Easy. Loop track with a road section.
Short forest walk in Harihari.
Ōkārito Trig Walk
Ōkārito Trig Walk
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
Short walk to an old trig site behind Ōkārito with views down to the lagoon and inland to the alps.
Ōkārito Wetland Walk
Ōkārito Wetland Walk
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
Short walk to a view over a wetland near Ōkārito lagoon.
Waitangitaona Wetland Walk
Track Easy. Loop track.
Short loop through Kahikatea Forest.
Lake Wombat
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
Short walk to a kettle lake near Franz Josef Glacier.

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.