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
02.12.2020 08–12 Cloudy 0 mm 13 °C Light breeze from North-northwest 2 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm 14 °C Light breeze from North-northwest 3 m/s
18–24 Rain 3 mm 15 °C Gentle breeze from North 5 m/s
03.12.2020 00–06 Heavy rain showers 8 mm 13 °C Moderate breeze from North 7 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 12 °C Moderate breeze from South-southwest 6 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy <1 mm 13 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 7 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 13 °C Moderate breeze from South-southwest 8 m/s
04.12.2020 00–06 Partly cloudy <1 mm 11 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 5 m/s
06–12 Light rain showers <1 mm 11 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 4 m/s
12–18 Rain showers 1 mm 13 °C Gentle breeze from West 5 m/s
19–01 Rain showers 4 mm 13 °C Moderate breeze from West 6 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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