Two contrasting walks begin at Ship Creek, 15km north of Haast, each with interesting interpretive panels. Stroll sand dunes, stunted forest and driftwood-strewn beaches on the Dune Lake Walk (30 minutes return), before embarking on the enchanting Kahikatea Swamp Forest Walk (20 minutes return), along boardwalks that hover above glistening marshland (the bird-watching's superb).