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. This video explores the track up the valley to help you prepare for the remote, harsh, and ever-changing conditions so that you make it home safely.