The West Coast of the South Island is well-known as one of the wildest and wettest regions in the entire world. The Copland Valley track is one of the most popular tramping destinations on the West Coast with its natural hot pools a strong draw. The high annual rainfall makes for some spectacular rainforest to go with the stunning mountain views, but it also makes this area one of the most dynamic in Aotearoa with flooded rivers, rockfall and land slips a frequent occurrence.
Feeling inspired after watching this video and ready to start planning your trip? Make sure to check out MSC’s Plan My Walk app. You can create a plan online with trip dates, and group details and easily share the plan with your emergency contact in one click.
The app also has up-to-date information including weather forecasts and track alerts so be sure to check in before you head out.
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