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Scott’s Beach and Big Rock Beach walk

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Distance
6.84 mi
Elevation gain
1,404 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
1,404 ft
Max elevation
327 ft
TrailRank 
35
Min elevation
-17 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
2 hours 28 minutes
Time
3 hours 28 minutes
Coordinates
1898
Uploaded
January 5, 2018
Recorded
January 2018
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near Oparara, West Coast (New Zealand)

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Itinerary description

A must do walk if you are staying in Karamea. It is an easy walk through stunning rain forest along ridges with big crashing waves on the side to two beautiful beaches. All the while with beautiful vistas of the mountains. It follows the Heaphy Walk track. If you want you can walk another 70km.

We tried to walk over the first beach to the end to pick up the track from there. But that was not possible as the track climbs higher along the beach and two birds were making very sure that we turned back :). Don’t go back at the beach with the big rock (scots beach), but continue to the next big beach for some great crashing waves on the rocks below you along the way.

To get there drive to the end of the good gravel road and park at the doc camping.

Waypoints

PictographPhoto Altitude 95 ft
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Top of zigzag track

2min deviation from main track.

PictographPhoto Altitude 39 ft
Photo ofBridge crossing

Bridge crossing

PictographPhoto Altitude 289 ft
Photo ofScots hill lookout

Scots hill lookout

There is a picnic table with a fantastic view.

PictographPhoto Altitude -20 ft
Photo ofScott’s Beach

Scott’s Beach

PictographPhoto Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofFoto

Foto

PictographPhoto Altitude 23 ft
Photo ofToilet

Toilet

PictographPhoto Altitude 75 ft
Photo ofScott’s beach from above

Scott’s beach from above

PictographPhoto Altitude 36 ft
Photo ofSecond beach

Second beach

We turned around here. You could walk another 70km if you like on this famous Heaphy Way.

PictographPhoto Altitude 46 ft
Photo ofNikau walk detour

Nikau walk detour

On the way back take the Nikau Walk to get back to the car park.

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