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
06.07.2020 04–06 Heavy rain 2 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from North 4 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 10 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from West-northwest 5 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain showers 9 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from West-northwest 4 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 1 mm 9 °C Light breeze from North-northwest 3 m/s
07.07.2020 00–06 Rain showers 2 mm 8 °C Gentle breeze from North-northeast 5 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 8 °C Light breeze from South 2 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain showers 10 mm 9 °C Moderate breeze from West-southwest 7 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 1 mm 8 °C Moderate breeze from West-southwest 6 m/s
08.07.2020 00–06 Cloudy 0 mm 7 °C Light air from South-southeast 2 m/s
06–12 Cloudy 0 mm 6 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Fair <1 mm 9 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
18–24 Clear sky 0 mm 8 °C Gentle breeze from South 4 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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