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
27.02.2021 19–24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 18 °C Light breeze from North 2 m/s
28.02.2021 00–06 Cloudy 0 mm 15 °C Light air from Northeast 1 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm 15 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 2 m/s
12–18 Cloudy <1 mm 20 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 4 m/s
18–24 Cloudy <1 mm 19 °C Gentle breeze from North 5 m/s
01.03.2021 00–06 Rain 1 mm 16 °C Light air from East-northeast 2 m/s
06–12 Heavy rain 27 mm 16 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 3 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 19 mm 17 °C Gentle breeze from North-northwest 4 m/s
18–24 Heavy rain 21 mm 17 °C Light breeze from North 3 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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