Walks north of Haast township
Monro Beach Walk
Time: 40 min
An easy walk through luxuriant coastal forest to the remote monro Beach. Between July and December tawaki (Fiordland crested penguin) might be seen in the surf and on the beach.
Kahikatea Swamp Forest Walk
Time: 20 min
A gentle walk following the slow flowing Ship Creek Tauparikaka. A creek-side viewpoint allows easy observation of the forest plants and wildlife. Deep in the swamp forest, are views of New Zealand' s tallest tree, the kahikatea.
Dune Lake Walk
Time: 30 min
This walk winds through dense coastal forest stunted by wind. It opens out to provide magnificent photo opportunities from platforms overlooking the dune lake to the sweep of coastline south-west to Jackson Head.
These walks are signposted off SH 6 as you head south between Lake Paringa and Haast.