Prepare to be awed by this place of dramatic contrasts, from the ruggedly beautiful beaches of the wild and untamed West Coast to the peaceful shelter and majesty of the kauri forests.

Follow the road through the Kumara Capital and feel the sea spray on your skin as you reach the ruggedly beautiful West Coast beaches. Further north, the ancient living forests wrap their deep green embrace around you. These mighty trees have supported lives and livelihoods for centuries. But despite their immense size and strength, these giants are also fragile. Humans have harvested their precious timber and gum over the centuries and have now come to protect these great guardians of the forest.

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Prepare to be awed by this place of dramatic contrasts, from the ruggedly beautiful beaches of the wild and untamed West Coast to the peaceful shelter and majesty of the kauri forests.

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