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. Transport service, Karamea Connections provides an on-demand pick-up from Kohaihai to Karamea. Please contact Karamea Connections to let them know the day you’ll be arriving at Kohaihai and then call from the free phone in the Kohaihai shelter: 7826-767 or 7826-838, or call or text the driver directly on 0210-876-4719 to let him know you have arrived. He’ll soon be there to collect you and deliver you to a hot shower at Rongo Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Karamea Farm Baches or in Karamea.

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
26.08.2019 08–12 Heavy rain 11 mm 10 °C Moderate breeze from West-northwest 8 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain showers 18 mm 10 °C Moderate breeze from West-southwest 8 m/s
18–24 Heavy rain showers 10 mm 9 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 5 m/s
27.08.2019 00–06 Heavy rain showers 5 mm 8 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 5 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 8 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 6 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 5 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 8 °C Light breeze from South-southwest 2 m/s
28.08.2019 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm 8 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm 8 °C Light air from Southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Light rain showers <1 mm 11 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 2 mm 9 °C Light air from West 1 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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