Explore

There is stacks to do around Hari Hari. Have a look at the brochures at Reception when you arrive. We can book any tours for you. See where Guy Menzies crashed his plane after the first solo trans-Tasman flight from Australia in 1931. He was only 22 years old and typically didn’t tell his parents where he was going.

Go four wheel driving, hunting or hiking.

 

Float your boat and go fishing. You are spoiled for choice with seasonal trout, salmon, surf casting and whitebating. La Fontaine is world renown for brown trout fishing. Popular fishing spots are the Wanganui River for whitebaiting, and the Poerua River for sea-run trout, salmon and whitebaiting. All on our doorstep. Read more about the area on the NZ Fishing website. Pick up a fishing licence at Fish and Game.

 

The Wanganui river hot pools are worth the short walk from the car park beside the river. These are natural thermal seeps on the sides of the river bed. Dig your own pool, lay back and take in the beautiful place you have arrived at. Check the DOC website for track conditions. Read more from NZ Hot Pools.

 

On your bike…Route 6. State Highway 6 is a stunning scenic ride. Organize a group road trip or break away for the weekend. See what Henry Cole on Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Rides and KiwiRider say about one of “the best motorcycling roads in the world, the west coast ride”

 

Birdwatching and photography. West Coast is home to some pretty unique wildlife. Sea lions, white herons, arctic terns and spoonbills visit the Wanganui seasonally. The local landscape is a photographers dream. It varies from rural, to beach, to alpine views.

 

Tai Poutini Westland National Park and Hari Hari Coastal Walkway provide some easy walks. Saltwater Lagoon is more challenging. The Hari Hari Coastal walk is a loop walk through wetlands, forest and beaches. From the Wanganui river you can go left to the Poerua River and back across the beach to Doughboy. Which then follows the Wanganui river back to the car park. New Zealand fur seals and wild deer have been seen along the track. Note that the loop can’t be completed at high tide, so time the beach section when the tide is low. More about it from DOC.

 

And please…don’t be a tosser and throw your rubbish. Bins aren’t too hard to find.