Kahurangi National Park, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Kohaihai to Karamea

16 km (45 minutes by car – 1 hour on bike)

This section of the journey is mostly sealed, flat road through farmland.

The Kohaihai River is great for safe swimming, please swim in the river as the sea is very dangerous and there are strong currents, rips and undertows.

Kohaihai is a sandfly hot spot, so please bring sandfly repellent to deter the friendly critters from dining on your haemoglobin.

The section of the track near Koura (Crayfish) Point between Kohaihai and Heaphy Hut can be dangerous at high tide, so please check tide times and plan your trip to ensure you are not crossing this section at two hours either side of high tide. Printable High Tide Tables are available for download from the Department of Conservation.

On the Way to Kohaihai (Photo by Stephen Roberts)
On the Way to Kohaihai (Photo by Stephen Roberts)
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Weather Forecast for Kohaihai

Forecast for Kohaihai  Precip. Temp. Wind Speed
30.10.2020 23–24 Cloudy 0 mm 14 °C Gentle breeze from North-northeast 5 m/s
31.10.2020 00–06 Rain 1 mm 15 °C Gentle breeze from North-northeast 5 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 7 mm 14 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 7 m/s
12–18 Rain 3 mm 15 °C Moderate breeze from North 6 m/s
18–24 Heavy rain 10 mm 14 °C Moderate breeze from North-northwest 6 m/s
01.11.2020 00–06 Rain 2 mm 11 °C Moderate breeze from West-southwest 6 m/s
06–12 Light rain showers <1 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 5 m/s
12–18 Cloudy 0 mm 12 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 6 m/s
18–24 Cloudy <1 mm 12 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 5 m/s
Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

Related: Kohaihai Shelter & Campsite | Karamea | Short Walks | Transport

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