Ship Creek Walks

Ship Creek Walks, Haast: Hours, Address, Ship Creek Walks Reviews: 4.5/5

Ship Creek Walks
4.5
Beaches • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Ship Creek offers two short loop walks, as well as access to the stunning coastline, a lookout tower with 360 degree views, picnic tables and toilet facilities. The Dune Lake Walk 30 min- winding through the sand dunes and dense coastal forest with amazing lookout points over the southern coastline and dune lake. Kahikatea Swamp Forest Walk 20 min- a boardwalk following Ship Creek and looping underneath the Swamp Kahikatea Trees. Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Department of Conservation, Awarua/ Haast Visitor Centre before starting your trip. •Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. •Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection at all times. Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Louise H
5 contributions
Ship Creek walk
May 2021
This walk was brilliant, lovely beach and dune lake views.
Very descriptive information boards with relevant information
Written 17 May 2021
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Written 28 May 2021
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MilmineM
Auckland, New Zealand482 contributions
Excellent accessible tracks
Apr 2021 • Family
Several options for short walks here - the Sand dune boardwalk and then a swamp/bush walk. Really good paths - both suitable for wheelchairs, and very picturesque.
Written 25 April 2021
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Written 26 April 2021
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Daydream579946
Papamoa, New Zealand25 contributions
Nice walk - check out the views along the wild coast
Mar 2021
Was a nice little stop to stretch the legs on our journey down to Haast. There's a small walkway which leads to a lookout down the coast where on a rough day you can see the fury of the Tasman along the West Coast - very dramatic!
Written 4 March 2021
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Written 30 March 2021
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l3e13
Invercargill, New Zealand42 contributions
Beautiful stop
Jan 2021 • Couples
An unexpected suprise on A beautiful summer day. A tower to climb for a birds eye view. A boardwalk along the beach. A dune lake walk and a swamp track through the trees. Easy walks approx 20 to 30 minutes.
Written 15 January 2021
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Written 11 February 2021
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Youngone51
New Plymouth, New Zealand508 contributions
Great spot to stop to stretch your legs
Jan 2021 • Couples
DOC has this area set up well for visiting. There is a tower you can go up to look at the view, board walks along the beach and into the bush and information boards telling you about the area. If you don’t want to walk on the boardwalk the beach is right there and the creek discharges into the sea. Great place to stop to stretch your legs before continuing your journey.
Written 5 January 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review.
Written 11 February 2021
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holidaynz77
New Zealand165 contributions
Great short walks
Oct 2020
There are a choice of a few short walks or if you want to just see the view you can climb to the top of the watch tower that overlooks the beach
Written 27 October 2020
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Written 27 October 2020
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Michael Smith
Tauranga, New Zealand10 contributions
interesting place.
Oct 2020
We were here on a windy day and did not do long walks but the walk on the beach was good. the information boards about the ship wreck parts found there was very interesting.
Written 23 October 2020
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Written 27 October 2020
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Bruce_NZealand
New Zealand12 contributions
Superb West Coast Beach
Oct 2020
Visit the beach, the dunes and the swamp. If you are lucky you may see Hector dolphins on your walk along the beach.
Written 10 October 2020
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Thank you for your review. The Hectors dolphins have been active here recently with lots of sightings.
Written 27 October 2020
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Rachael B
1,892 contributions
Stop for a picnic
Feb 2020
A nice stop along Haast Pass to get out, see the beach and views, stretch your legs for a bit and have a picnic lunch. Recommend as a nice break on your journey.
Written 10 October 2020
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Written 27 October 2020
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Ash L
Dunedin, New Zealand232 contributions
Nice Short walks
Sep 2020 • Family
Two great short walks to help break up the drive. Super lush Bush walk - about 20min loop. And a dune walk - about 25min loop. Two totally different settings in the same place.
Written 26 September 2020
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Written 1 October 2020
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