Paparoa ranges in the evening light
Image: Ray Salisbury | ©



Travelling through the area gives you spectacular views over the Grey Valley and Southern Alps, stretching from the main divide to the Tasman Sea. Discover the rich gold mining history, beautiful native forests, and enjoy a great range of recreational activities.

Find things to do and places to stay Southern Paparoa Range

Birds you may see in the Croesus/Moonlight area include kākā, NZ falcon/kārearea, fern bird and NZ robin/toutouwai. You might even be lucky enough to hear the shrill call of the male kiwi or a whistle of a whio.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
Hours See visitor centre hours
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