The Waitangitaona Wetland Walk is an easy walk through a regenerating kahikatea forest and flax wetland to a viewing platform with spectacular views of the Southern Alps, Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.

Track overview


Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


View from Waitangitaona.  Image: Donna Shield.
View from Waitangitaona Wetland
The Waitangitaona Wetland Walk is best walked on a good day, when the viewing platforms provide visitors with spectacular views of the Southern Alps Ka Tiritiri o te Moana and the wider wetland area.

Getting there

From Whataroa, follow Whataroa Flat Road for approximately 9 km. Then turn left and follow a gravel road over the Waitangitaona River to the start of the track, opposite White Heron Tours Jetty.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
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Hokitika Office
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Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
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