Welcome Flat Hot Pools
Image: Chloe Riddell | Creative Commons



This popular tramp gives a glimpse of Westland’s spectacular forest, river and mountain scenery, with natural hot pools at Welcome Flat an added attraction.

18 km one way

Walking and tramping

7 hr one way Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

During severe weather, such as sustained or heavy rainfall, the Copland Track may be closed (often at short notice) due to flooding or other damage. If closed, notices will be placed at the start of the track and parties with bookings notified. If you are at Welcome Flat Hut, you will need to wait until the track has reopened. Check the weather and conditions at the nearest DOC office before you depart.


Stay safe in the outdoors


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 750 0809
Fax:   -
Email:   haastvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
South Westland
Postal Address:   PO Box 50
Haast 7844
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