Harihari Coastal Walk view
Enjoy spectacular views while walking through estuaries, bogs and also a swamp forest.
The track features remnants of old pack tracks, an old log tramway and whitebaiters huts.
Take your fishing gear to the Wanganui River mouth. It's a great place for whitebaiting, angling and eeling.
From Harihari follow Wanganui Flat Road, then turn left and follow La Fontaine Road to the road end carpark, a drive of approximately 20 minutes.
Nature and conservation
A variety of birdlife, and vegetation, is often observed, especially in the lagoon and mudflats at the mouth of the Wanganui River.
Know before you go
- The beach and Wanganui River estuary section of track are only suitable within 2 hours of low tide. Check the tide times posted at the start of the walk.
- Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre and i-SITE before starting your trip.
- Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly.
- Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection at all times.